The 2023 Annual Fund Drive is Under Way! - Please HELP FVFC HELP You!
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
So far 2022 has continued to challenge us. Finally, things are looking up and we are making plans for fundraisers and other community events. We are very excited to be planning future events, but we are doing this with caution. Our first in-person event for 2002 is planned for April 16th, with the Breakfast with the Easter Bunny followed by the Benton Township Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt. Planning for our fall fair in September is in full swing. Please keep an eye out for other fundraising events and community activities.
The fire company is looking into some building and ground improvements in 2022. We are looking forward to these improvements to our facilities.
Since January many of our firefighters have been busy taking classes. We have had members certified as Emergency Vehicle Operators, others had the opportunity to take a pump class, traffic safety class and we are currently in the middle of Firefighter 1 certification classes. We plan to continue with our training program so we are more prepared to serve our community and surrounding areas.
We are facing some large expenses this year to keep our responders safe. We will be replacing turnout gear that has reached its life expectancy and several of our newer members also need to be equipped for their safety. Each set of turnout gear costs over $2000. In the past year prices on gear and other equipment have increased dramatically. We are also planning to upgrade our communications equipment in 2022. We are purchasing several portable radios so our firefighters that are fighting structure fires and other emergencies have constant communication with the command structure. The purchase of 4 portable radios is approximately $4500.
These upgrades, and those in the future, are ONLY possible with your financial support.
Every dollar helps us continue to be ready when you need us most.
We are always looking for new volunteers to help your community. Whether as an active firefighter, Junior (14-17), fire police, social member to support fundraising events or an auxiliary member, YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES! Join the brother and sisterhood and volunteer some time to your well-deserving community.
Thank you for your continued support!
Tony Saxton, Chief
YOUR donations HELP with:
• Protective Gear
• Continued Training
• Equipment Repair & Purchase
• Apparatus Upgrade & Replacement
• Facility Maintenance & Improvements
• Community Education & Support
• Recruitment & Retention
OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE YOUR
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS!
— LINE OFFICERS —
Anthony Saxton, Chief
Ray Melinkoff, Asst. Chief
Eric Wanick, 2nd Asst. Chief
Dan Canfield, Captain
Ken Klass, Engineer
Andrew Seigrest II, Lieutenant
Harry Faux, Fire Police
Phil Saxton, Fire Police
— ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS —
Dave Grunza, President
Joe Thomas, Vice-President
Phil Saxton, Treasurer
Michelle Ross, Secretary
— TRUSTEES —
Ken Klass, Chair
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.