STANFORD — The Stanford Fire Department is in need a few more people who can stand the heat.
Acting Chief Robin Jones said the city currently has a roster of about 15 firefighters, which is about a dozen less than where he'd like it to be.
Jones said the low numbers haven't yet affected the department's ability to respond to any fires, but he's concerned about the number of people he sees leaving the area in the bad economy.
"We've had a lot of firefighters move away to new jobs," he said. "We have enough people to do the job. It's just you feel more secure when you have a full roster of firefighters."
As part of the department's efforts to recruit new firefighters, state volunteer recruitment coordinator Pat Thompson visited the Lincoln County Fair Thursday and Friday nights with a special trailer exhibit from the Kentucky Fire Commission.