MENU

      Firefighters fight budget cuts with extra hands

      Nine worth county men are just days away from saving lives after they graduated from a 10-week fire and EMS class on Monday / Colby Gallagher


      Nine worth county men are just days away from saving lives after they graduated from a 10-week fire and EMS class on Monday.

      The men now just have to pass their final state certification test and they'll officially become volunteer firefighters in the county, and with current economic conditions officials say these extra hands are crucial for being able to continue their services.

      "You've got to have them, especially with today's budgetary cuts, you've got to have them to help you out," said Lieutenant Donald E. Key Jr., a training officer with the Worth County Fire Department.

      The nine men are scheduled to take the test on Thursday, and if they pass they'll be able to suit up and respond to calls starting on Friday.

      component-story-more_media_horiz-v1-01
      FOLLOW US ON TWITTER