The Starkville Fire Department is looking to add a language requirement for some of their employees.
The Starkville Fire Department responded to a construction accident last Friday and was immediately on the scene. But despite their skill and teamwork, the department realized they had a communication challenge.
Since the incident, Starkville’s Fire Chief said he has recognized the need for a Spanish speaker on staff and is working on bridging that gap.
“Us communicating as a whole with him and seeing work calmed them down,” Starkville Police Officer Diego Soto said.
Last Friday afternoon, Starkville Fire and Starkville Police responded to a construction accident where one man was trapped under a lift. However, Fire Chief Charles Yarbrough said the equipment injuries weren’t the only thing his people were having trouble with.