Brave volunteers donate time & expertise to Tahoka community - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/26/10

Brave volunteers donate time & expertise to Tahoka community

TAHOKA, TX (KCBD) - There are 20 men in Tahoka who volunteer their time and expertise to keep the community safe. They are the members of the Tahoka and Lynn County Fire Department - which is an all-volunteer department.

The volunteers meet every other Monday for training sessions, while keeping busy with their other responsibilities. "Most of us are like me and the others, they have other jobs and their employers allow them to go into fires. I have several guys, probably 10 of the guys are cotton farmers, which helps," says Fire Chief Steve Sanders.

The department currently has six vehicles, including an old converted ambulance that hauls men and equipment. They've also recently acquired an old army truck from the U.S. Forestry Service which they are converting for usage in fighting grass fires.

Coming up on KCBD NewsChannel 11 at 10 we'll introduce you to Fire Chief Steve Sanders. When he's busy not running the department, he's across the street from the fire station running the town's only grocery store.

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