Menu
How to clean heating and cooling registers

How to clean heating and cooling re…

Heating and cooling regis...

Dr. W. I. Throssell – paving the way in literature

Dr. W. I. Throssell – paving the wa…

Dr. W. I. Throssell came ...

Tony Rivera: A man of service

Tony Rivera: A man of service

MARIANNA, Fla.— From figh...

Jackson County Employees recognized for longevity

Jackson County Employees recognized…

The Jackson County Commis...

Jackson County’s Edd Sorensen relates to Thailand Cave Rescue

Jackson County’s Edd Sorensen relat…

With the recovery of 12 c...

How to clean a clogged showerhead

How to clean a clogged showerhead

Showerhead spray nozzles ...

Danny LeBlanc: Semper Fidelis

Danny LeBlanc: Semper Fidelis

MARIANNA, Fla.— Ask any m...

Rena Holt – educating students physically

Rena Holt – educating students phys…

Rena Holt was a physical ...

Clint Watson promoted to Marianna Fire Marshall

Clint Watson promoted to Marianna F…

Marianna Fire Chief Nicky...

Jeff Rash: 14 years of service

Jeff Rash: 14 years of service

MARIANNA, Fla.— If you we...

Prev Next

Jackson County Fire Rescue in Sneads is OPEN 5/3/18 Featured

Jackson County Fire Rescue in Sneads is OPEN 5/3/18

The Sneads station of the Jackson County Fire Rescue is open today (5/3/18) and is manned by an EMT.  In an interview Jackson County Fire and Rescue Scott Birge Thursday he stated the station was NOT closed.  Birge stated this was due to lack of staff to man all stations with the closing of one being an option that the Jackson County Commissioners voted in favor of on Medical Director Rick Bruner’s recommendation.

Birge stated the Sneads station was not the first one to be closed, stating that Campbellton had been closed for one day in recently weeks also. At that time, no harm was done with no emergency calls going unanswered.

Birge said the department has strived to be fair in closing, rotating between stations when the need arises to close a station due to manning it. He stated that with Marianna having two ambulances, if one were shut down, they would still have one on duty at that station.

Birge further stated, “It was discussed to close the station with the least calls or activity but I felt that was unfair to certain communities. I believe a rotation is better for everyone all around. We don’t close the station completely, we do put an EMT there. If they get a call, the EMT responds and the closest ambulance with a paramedic will be dispatched to the location.”

Birge stressed that this was NOT permanent and was for a 24-hour period only.  Sneads Volunteer Fire Department is still answering calls.

Write a comment...
awesome comments!
back to top