After the Washington County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to suspend Fairplay Volunteer Fire Co.’s operations, they heard from several critics of the fire department.
One of the most poignant stories was told by Michael and Stacy Carder, whose house on Dustin Drive burned on April 20, 2011.
“We lost everything that day,” Michael Carder told the commissioners.
Stacy Carder said their house is less than five miles from Fairplay’s fire station, but other fire companies arrived before Fairplay did.
When Michael Carder got the call that his house was on fire, he was at Valley Mall in Halfway, and he also got to his house before Fairplay did, he said.