Pike County volunteer fire department reopens

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Associated Press

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Belfry, Ky. (AP) — A volunteer fire department in Pike County that was forced to close has reopened.

WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/RfJWKU) reports that an audit of the Hatfield Fire Department by the Kentucky Fire Commission revealed some problems, mainly that only three firefighters were on the roster when the state requires 12.

After being closed for about a month, the department has reopened with a roster of 15 and a new six-member board.

"Whatever went on here in the past, it is over," said firefighter Van Gibbs. "We started new."

Officials are now raising money and applying for grants to train the new firefighters, as well as update outdated equipment.

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Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews

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