Randy Dillard and Glenn Cone Discuss Need for Fire Department on Breedlove

on Sunday, 09 February 2014. Posted in Recent Programs

Program Recap - February 5, 2014

Randy Dillard and Glenn Cone Discuss Need for Fire Department on Breedlove

Fire Chief Randy Dillard and Glenn Cone, President of the Cashiers- Glenville Fire Department Board of Directors, presented a program on the need for an additional fire department located at the end of Breedlove Road at Flat Creek.

This location was designated by the state fire department after a site analysis study was completed. “Our fire district, which expands from Glennville to Sapphire, is one of the largest in the state. When there is a call to Breedlove it leaves the other areas unprotected,”said Mr. Cone. “It is not unusual to get two to three calls at one time,” he added.

The cost to construct the station is $125,000 with $91,000 already in hand through donations. Annual operating expenses are estimated to be $20,000 per year. Currently, the fire department has 45 volunteers and 5 stations. They will look to add six more volunteers when the new station is up and running.

Randy Dillard commented, “Jackson is one of four counties without a fire tax and this fire department is called upon to protect $6.6 billion of property value.” The life saving equipment involved in fire fighting is expensive but vital. Currently the department has 19 fire trucks with the most recent new one costing $410,000. The state mandates these vehicles be replaced frequently.   Dillard strongly supports a county fire tax as a sound solution to their budget and financial issues. He is in the process of considering a petition to include the fire tax vote on this year’s ballot.

The Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley meetings are held Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at the Cashiers United Methodist Church, 894 107 S. Non-Rotarians are welcome to attend as a guest by contacting a Rotary member or calling 828-734-5005 for more information.  

Asheley Aluarez, an avid learner who is in the 6th grade at Blue Ridge School was honored with the Student of the Month Award by the Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley.

Claire Spilliards, an enthusiastic 2nd grader at Summit Charter School was honored with the Student of the Month Award by the Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley.

  

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The Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley meetings are held Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at the Cashiers United Methodist Church, 894 107 S. Non-Rotarians are welcome to attend as a guest by contacting a Rotary member or calling 828-734-5005 for more information.