Volunteer fire department in rural area in need of more hands

Posted at 10:56 AM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 12:02:07-04

Chief Allen McWhirter with the West Lake Limestone Volunteer Fire Department said they are in need of more help.

The department has about 20 people on the roster already and McWhirter would like to add a dozen more to the list.

He said six fire and EMS volunteers and six support volunteers would make it easier to handle their current workload. Support volunteers would help with things like maintenance, paperwork and other duties that keep the department running smoothly.

So far, the department has hit 100 calls for 2018. In 2017, they responded to 186 calls.

McWhirter said they are located in a rural area where a lot of seniors live, making it difficult to recruit at times.

The WLLVFD provides emergency care, puts out fires, provides training classes and hosts special community events.

If you're interested in volunteering your time, click here for more information. You can also visit the West Lake Limestone Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page.

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