Troop 200 Scouts tour new firehouse

Troop 200 poses with the firefighters and emergency response Technicians who led their tour of the f Photo available for purchase

Troop 200 poses with the firefighters and emergency response Technicians who led their tour of the fire house and rescue vehicles.

Lois Swoboda
Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 02:03 PM.

 

On Nov. 9, Franklin County Girl Scout Troop 200 visited the Apalachicola firehouse and police station to learn about safety and the folks who keep us all safe.

About 20 scouts, from Apalachicola, Eastpoint, Carrabelle and St. George Island , attended the meet and greet.

Fire Chief George Watkins told the scouts the new station is in a good spot because it is centrally located in the city and near a food store and the hospital.

“The old station on Water Street lasted about 30 years,” he said, “But after every hurricane it was an awful mess, full of mud and without electricity. That old station caused a lot of headaches.”

Watkins said the Apalachicola volunteer firefighters meet twice a month and respond, on the average, to 11 fires monthly. He said the firefighters all carry pagers to alert them to emergencies and tell them where to go, what to do and what kind of problem to expect.

“We are a small town group. We try to help each other out and have fellowship whenever we can,” he said.



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