Crooks burglarize a north Georgia fire station - CBS46 News

Crooks burglarize a north Georgia fire station

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HABERSHAM COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

A north Georgia fire station was hit by crooks that took off with most of the tools used to fight fires and save lives.

Chief Jeff Cain with the Habersham County Fire Department told CBS Atlanta News that the thieves broke into Station 15 (Macedonia), sometime over the weekend.

Station 15 is an all-volunteer station. The volunteer firefighters noticed the break-in on Monday.

CBS Atlanta news met Assistant Chief Jason Davey at Station 15 to get an idea of that was taken.

"There's huge generator that sits right here. It takes a least two or three people to move it," said Davey.

The crooks made off with more than $8,000 in firefighting tools and life-saving equipment, including the AED which is used to help cardiac arrest patients.

Most of the items were inside the fire truck.

"The very first night we actually had to take these trucks out of service," said Davey.

The county has a combination of paid and volunteer fire crews which means the crook took from men and women who risk their lives just for the love of community.

"I feel disgusted. All of us do. Our job is to help other people. And we need these tools to help other people," said Davey.

The chief said there are leads on finding some of the stolen items, which could mean an arrest soon.

But for now, the items taken equal about what the department's insurance deductible is, so they'll have to eat the huge loss.

It also leaves the station to work with borrowed tools for now.

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