‘Please don’t leave me in the dark’

Pickens fire chief asks for new truck, more openness

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — The Pickens Fire Department responds to calls with aging equipment that is prone to breakdowns and with staffing levels that haven’t changed in decades, according to its chief.

Fire Chief Chris Elrod spoke about his department’s needs during a budget presentation at a Pickens City Council meeting on Monday.

Finance director Donna Perry said the fire department has three full-time employees and seven part-time

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