By Tammy Moore Teague
Midland’s Rural Volunteer Fire Department has recently undergone big changes. Changes which have included personnel changes and restructuring.
This has been problematic for some citizens in the town. Many have reached out to it’s members concerning statements for annual fire dues. Because of the personnel changes, those bills have gone unprocessed and name changes and death notices have gone unaddressed.
The department requests the townspeople’s continued patience as they work through these growing pains. MRVFD member Julie Clark says they are aware of the issues and are working to make things better. Newly recruited medical first responders are currently in training. “If you know of anyone who is looking to make a difference, we are still looking for firefighters, board members and potential medical responders,” stated Clark.
If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, you are encouraged to attend one of their meetings, which are held at the fire station on the first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. The station is located at 102 N. 3rd Street in Midland.
We would love to hear from you with suggestions, and even criticisms. We can’t fix it if we don’t know what’s wrong,” stated Clark.