LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Firefighters seek a helping hand

Wednesday, February 21, 2001

We could be your pharmacist, electrician, plumber, carpenter, delivery person, mechanic or work at any other job for our livelihood. But we are also YOUR volunteer firefighters. In the past year, the fire department has responded to approximately 200 fire calls, as well as attending once a week training exercises or service duty. We may be called out to assist you at any time of the day or night. When your call does come during a family meal, on a weekend, school event or special holiday, we come to your aid without hesitation. It is what we are trained to do and we do it without question.

In years past, the Storm Lake Volunteer Firefighters have spent many extra hours going door to door selling dance tickets to raise needed money. This year, instead of a dance, we are asking Storm Lake residents to send their donations directly to the Storm Lake Volunteer Firefighters.

These donations are used to purchase dress uniforms, fire prevention materials for elementary students, smoke detectors for the elderly, grave markers and flowers for deceased firefighters of Storm Lake and firefighter dues for statewide convention. Also, your donation may be used to help purchase new furniture or appliances for the fire department, pay annual dues to the Iowa Fire Association and provide a monthly subscription to the Smoke Eater magazine.

Donations may be sent to: Storm Lake Volunteer Firefighters; 820 Oneida Street; Storm Lake, Iowa 50588.

The Storm Lake Volunteer Firefighters sincerely thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you in the future!

Members of the Storm

Lake Volunteer Firefighters