Preston vol. firefighters walk out over chief’s firing

Published: Sep. 6, 2022 at 5:58 PM CDT
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POTTSBORO, Texas (KXII) -Several Preston volunteer firefighters have resigned in protest of the board’s recent decision to fire its chief.

The Preston Volunteer Emergency Services, which is governed by 12 volunteer board directors, made the decision to terminate Fire Chief Chase Stanford last Friday.

The reason for the termination is still unknown.

In response, several firefighters put in their resignation letters, leaving the department short-staffed.

The North Texas Regional Airport Fire Department and Pottsboro Fire are now temporarily covering the Preston area, which is north of Pottsboro near Lake Texoma.