CATEGORY: Monroe County
FIRE DEPARTMENT KICKS OFF ANNUAL FUND DRIVE
SMITHVILLE - The Smithville Volunteer Fire Department has kicked off its annual fund drive to purchase new equipment, such as firefighting suits, and to finish work on a tanker truck and a brush fire truck.
A representative will be calling each home and business served by the fire department asking for support and offering a complimentary family portrait to everyone who helps.
Fire Chief Mike Collums said the fund-raising event will help the department and its 10 active volunteers to provide additional services. "We hope to get the additional trucks in service soon," Collums said. "This drive will really help on these projects."
The portraits will be made by the Professional Portrait Services at the fire department at a later date. Those people going door-to-door seeking contributions will be properly identified and carrying a letter from the fire department.