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SL Volunteer Firefighters seeking donations for equipment, materials

Monday, March 27, 2006

In years past, the Storm Lake Volunteer Firefighters have gone door to door selling dance tickets to raise funds. Beginning in 2001 instead of a dance, they sent letters asking Storm Lake residents to send their donations directly to the Storm Lake Volunteer Firefighters. That successful campaign will be repeated this year.

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. Donations may be used to help equip the fire station. Some of the proceeds raised in the past allowed the firefighters to donate funds toward the purchase of a thermal imaging camera, a chain saw used for ventilation, fire hose and nozzles used at the annual convention, and a radio headset to enhance communication. Donations combined with help from local business allow us to purchase some of these types of equipment without the use of taxpayer funds.

The volunteer firefighters wish to thank everyone for past and present support. Donations may be mailed to: Storm Lake Volunteer Firefighters, 820 Oneida Street, Storm Lake, 50588.

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