The problem is a nationwide trend that's impacting fire departments and their ability to serve communities. Campbell County is one of the few counties that pays part-time firefighters and is tasked with covering approximately 5,000 square miles. Currently, there are 32 full-time firefighters and 56 part-time ones.
The Campbell County Joint Powers Fire Board unanimously selected Jeff Bender as the county's new fire chief. The department serves all of Campbell County…