Lack of local volunteers puts hurt on VFDs - Morgan County Citizen
By Tia Lynn Ivey managing editor Fire Departments all across the nation largely depend on volunteers to comprise the vast majority of firefighters. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 65 percent of the nation’s firefighters are volunteers. However, in the last few decades, the number of volunteer firefighters have been dwindling, and Morgan County is no exception. According to Fire Chief Jeff Stone, Morgan County is currently looking for ways to incentivize people to become volunteer firefighters. “We are the cusp of having to take action,” said Stone. “Eventually, ... Read More