Photo By John Mackie Matysiak | Robertson County NewsBarbara Paschall, Sue Taylor Debbie Todd and Jennifer Mulac make up the all woman Gause Volunteer Fire Department.
Recently, the Gause volunteer fire department’s repeater crashed, from either lightning or electricity, and is in urgent need of being replaced.
With the crash, the department is not able to reach dispatch in case of emergency. They currently have to use their cell phones for communication.
Debbie Todd, fire chief, says it takes anywhere from twelve to fifteen minutes to contact everyone…the possible time difference between life and death.
Sue Taylor, assist fire chief, said that last week an elderly woman crash into a ditch in the early morning hours. The victim sat there for over forty minutes before they were able to arrive.
The ambulance coming from Rockdale beat them there when they were only a mile away.