Fire response time could be up to 45 minutes in Eastern District of Liberty County

  • Source: WTOC-TV CBS 11 Savannah
  • Published: 01/09/2019 08:42 PM

People are still confused a day after an intense meeting with commissioners regarding a fire station shutdown in Liberty County. The county closed the Eastern District Fire Station in Sunbury, citing a shortage of volunteer firefighters. Neighbors tell WTOC they still need answers when it comes to their fire and rescue protection. The county says it will have a temporary lease on the Eastern District Fire Station building for up to a year, but they do not have the manpower to staff it. That means response times for some residents could now be up to 45 minutes. The meeting got pretty heated as commissioners shared the new fire coverage plan, and they didn’t leave the floor open to discussion. Liberty County Fire Chief Darby explained to residents that they would still have coverage - just 25 to 45 minutes away. Residents say that’s unacceptable.


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