Some of you obviously feel that a job should be advertised but with our Fire Department it is not a paid job and for most part they are all volunteers. It is difficult to get Certified Fire Fighters and I for one have been fighting this removal by Bullard and Tebo of our former firefighters at meetings, on the blog and with two pleas to Hamilton County’s Board of Commissioners.
Chief Kevin Pittman and his Crew of elite firefighters were the only group which worked in White Springs. After Two years of a roster of people who would not even consider coming to White Springs to fight a fire because they lived too far or they just put their names on the roster to appease Stith, we deserve a good Fire Department and are so very thankful that our Firefighters and Chief Pittman agreed to come back. Two years is a long time and we are grateful nothing more serious happened during that time and when something did, we had Jasper and Genoa to help us because we had no one to respond in White Springs.
Our Firefighters have a very dangerous job and I commend them for volunteering in spite of it. They are the real heroes of White Springs.
Karin for the blog