Last week a training fire set up by the Taylorville Fire Department got out of control, and the structure was allowed to burn down. There have been several complaints from the public, accusing the firefighters of being sloppy. Taylorville Fire Chief Jeff Hackney says the situation was handled professionally:
Some have contended that the City of Taylorville would be better served by an all-volunteer force. Chief Hackney says volunteers are not all that easy to come by:
Chief Hackney made the comments on the Thursday morning edition of the WTIM Open Line.