A “small” volunteer fire department in Texas is pledging to re-open its doors just three days after it was closed by its Emergency Service District.
The Sandy Oaks Volunteer Fire Department was ordered to stop responding to emergencies at midnight on December 31, 2012 in the wake of a dispute with Emergency Services District #6.
On Monday, Bexar County officials were at the department taking inventory and packing up all the HAZMAT response equipment that was stored there.
Sandy Oaks VFD covers an area of roughly 130 square miles (which is apparently small by Texas standards… but is HUGE by RI standards). Officials from ESD #6 insist they have a plan to ensure adequate coverage to district residents.