Consider volunteering as a firefighter

Jeff Deridder, president of the Escambia County Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments, addressed the Escambia County Commission Monday to simply introduce himself and to invite them to the association's annual banquet in May.

We think most of us don't realize the importance of volunteer firemen in this county and our surrounding counties.

In talking with Deridder Monday he said there are 24 fire departments in the county, five have some paid firemen and 19 are 100 percent run by volunteers. He said currently there are about 300 volunteer firemen in Escambia County, Ala.

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