Entire Tyrone Fire Dept. Resigns
KSCB News - March 9, 2016 12:35 pm
The entire Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department has resigned their duties with the department. In a statement from the volunteers, they cite that while the strain of countless hours of training, training new firefighters, maintaining equipment and being on call was tough on each of the volunteers and their families, but knowing they were helping friends and neighbors, made the satcrifices worth it. However, the statement goes on to say that with the politics that have come into play, on top of the strain of the duties, was more than the volunteers desired to put themselves and their families through. The resignations are effective immediately.
This decision was made after Monday’s City Council meeting in executive session. Volunteer fire departments out of Hooker, Adams and Baker will now take on the responsibilities for fire coverage.
On Wednesday, the City Council asked for all the funds from the Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department, which totaled $1,000, to be returned to the City. That fund consisted of forestry funds and donations.