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Feeling the heat
Harrison Ferry struggling with no working firetrucks
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Harrison Ferry Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lynn Curtis stands in front of one of his firetrucks in need of repair Thursday morning. He hopes to get the firetruck operational in the next few days and will pay for it from his personal bank account.
Residents in the area of Harrison Ferry Mountain are in danger of losing their fire protection.In fact, their volunteer fire department has been operating without a working firetruck in recent days."If there was a fire right now, we couldn't respond to it," said Fire Chief Lynn Curtis. "I hope to have one truck fixed in the next few days and I'm having to pay for it from my own account. I'll reimburse myself in July when we get some money from the county."According to Commissioner Randy England, the county's annual donation is nowhere near enough to keep volunteer fire departments running.“The county gives the fire departments $3,000 apiece,” said England of the annual donation.

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