New radio, siren stolen from firetruck

COCHRAN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Dodge County Volunteer Fire Department wants to know why someone would steal a siren and radio from a firetruck.

Roddy Volunteer Fire Chief Kevin Cranford says a newly purchased radio and a siren went missing from a truck about a week ago. He says someone also used that radio to pose as a first responder.

Cranford says the loss is upsetting because the fire department only receives about $6,000 per year, while his department’s expenses average $14,000 annually.

“Being we’re strictly volunteers, we don’t have a lot down here as it is,” Cranford said. “We get limited money from the county. It’s enough money to pay the bills and put fuel in the truck; that is about it.”

Cranford says the stolen radio is worth $800, which the fire department paid for with grant money.

There is a GoFundMe account for the Roddy Fire Department if you want to help replace that radio. Click here to donate.

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