Rep. Tim Burchett tours 2nd District fire stations with Girl Scout cookies

By Mike Steely

Senior Writer

Congressman Tim Burchett was a busy guy Friday visiting several fire stations in his district and delivering 21 cases of Girl Scout cookies.

The Second District Congressman wrote a check for $1,000 for the cookies and he and Lynne Fugate, who heads the Girl Scout Council of Southern Appalachians, met with each other before Burchett set out.

The first place he stopped was Knoxville Fire Station #20 at 200 Portsmouth Road. He then proceeded to the Old Clinton Pike station, a Maryville, Alcoa, Lenoir City and Loudon fire hall. The last station on his schedule was Rural Metro Fire Station # 41 on Campbell Station Road.

Burchett chose not to wear a face mask and his staff said that face masks are designated for first responders. He also didn’t wear gloves but kept “a safe distance” from the fire fighters.