11:54 PM Rehobeth Volunteer Fire Called Out In Rain To Remove TWIG From RoadwayRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Sep 16 2020 12:26 AM
HOUSTON COUNTY: 11:54 PM It is raining outside. The volunteers of Rehobeth Fire are all nestled in their beds, under the covers and resting comfortable.
Houston County 911 sets of the alert tones " ATTENTION ALL REHOBETH FIREMAN, TREE IN THE ROADWAY, 6275 SOUTH U.S. 231, NORTH BOUND LANE OF TRAFFIC, TRAFFIC HAZARD IN ONE LANE".
The Rehobeth Fire VOLUNTEERS get out of their warm and cozy beds, for free, go to the Rehobeth Fire Station, get the trucks with cutting equipment, leave the station and travel to 6275 U.S. 231 South.
What they find, in the rain, is a tree in the ditch with a "twig" in the roadway. In four minutes the volunteer fireman have the "twig" from the roadway and all is well.
Like Hurricane Michael, the volunteer men and women across Houston County in the fire and EMS got out in the weather and cleared the roadways to make it passable.
Earlier this evening members of Cottonwood Volunteer Fire did the same thing.
But it was the Houston County Road and Bridge Department that got fed, got new dump trucks and buildings and made money on Hurricane Michael.
The volunteers who did the work, well, they got what they were paid... NOTHING.
The county saved on overtime for Houston County Road Bridge Department. The Volunteer Fire and EMS are for fires, trauma, medical calls. wrecks. Where did it ever come under their title to clear roadways.
If they are going to do the road clearing in the bad weather they need some of the new equipment, supplies, and the cookouts honoring them for their work.