SADLER, Tex. -- The Sadler Volunteer Fire Department is asking for volunteers because the future of the group is up in the air.
Assistant fire chief Dennis Deckard says they currently have eight volunteers, but because of conflicting schedules during emergencies they sometimes have as little as one or two people responding to the scene.
Deckard says the department is operating under a $30,000 budget and would like to have 15 firefighters that they could call in case something does happen, because relying on other departments like Whitesboro and Gordonville is not a long-term solution.
"We occasionally respond and help them out as well and we greatly appreciate that help, but we would like to adequately staff our own equipment," Deckard says.
Deckard says a community meeting to discuss the future of the department could be happening in the next couple of months.