Thompson summit on fire dept. issues

Photo by Amy Geer
Staff Writer

U.S. Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-5) on Sunday hosted a summit at the Kane Volunteer Fire Department concerning various issues plaguing volunteer firefighters and their departments across the district and state.
Issues include the difficulty to attain the necessary number of service hours to become a certified firefighter and lack of readily available funding to help smaller communities sustain their local fire departments.
The event was well-attended by a wide variety of representatives from various local fire companies.