Funding discussed for damaged fire repeater

Scott County Ambulance Service paramedic Jaimi Byrd and Huntsville Fire & Rescue firefighter Daniel Bell transport a "victim" to a waiting ambulance at a mock accident scene at Scott High School in Huntsville on Thursday, April 13, 2017. (Ben Garrett/IH)

HUNTSVILLE — Who should be responsible for paying to maintain the radio repeaters that are used by Scott County’s volunteer firefighters?

That was a question entertained by Scott County Commission’s Emergency Services Committee last week, upon hearing from South Scott Volunteer Fire Department’s Tracy Jeffers, who approached commissioners on behalf of the Scott County Fire Association.

Prompting Jeffers’ address of commissioners is a faulty repeater on the south end of the county. That repeater — one of three used by firefighters to communicate during emergency situations — was struck by lightning during a recent thunderstorm and will require $1,800 to repair.

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The complete story can be found in the Sept. 14, 2017 print edition of the Independent Herald.

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