Volunteer-Based Fire Departments In Need of Volunteers

Volunteer-Based Fire Departments In Need of Volunteers

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — Rural fire departments nationwide are facing similar challenges in its mission to protect the public. They need more volunteers, and they need to retain those volunteers long-term.

Woodlawn Fire Protection District Chief Bill Shega says his department has about 12 volunteers right now, and they need more. He says there are risks for those they serve if they don’t have enough volunteers ready at a moment’s notice.

Jefferson Fire Protection District Chief Robert Beal says while they aren’t having issues recruiting volunteers, their biggest issue is keeping them around. The reason why, he says, is the training requirements on the volunteers.

For more information on how to become a volunteer firefighter, contact your local fire department.

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Foghat @ River City Casino & Hotel

Foghat @ River City Casino & Hotel

Friday, October 18, 2019 ON SALE •  TIME • Show 8:00pm Tickets available at River City Casino or at Ticketmaster.com. Guests must be 21 years of age and present a valid photo ID.

Bob Dylan and His Band @ Stifel Theatre

Bob Dylan and His Band @ Stifel Theatre

Tuesday, October 22 at 8:00 pm ON SALE • $126.50, $86.50, $56.50 TIME • 8:00pm Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets subject to applicable service charges. Event time and date subject to change.

Rumors of Fleetwood Mac @ River City Casino & Hotel

Rumors of Fleetwood Mac @ River City Casino & Hotel

Sunday, November 3, 2019 ON SALE • $45, $35, $25, $19.50 TIME • Show 7:30 pm Tickets available at River City Casino or at Ticketmaster.com. Guests must be 21 years of age and present a valid photo ID.

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