While there are some
grant funds available that they can apply for each year, your
volunteer first responders receive little or no direct funding from
either the state or the county.
At any time of the night
or day, they lay their lives on the line to respond to your fires and
medical emergencies, and they even remove fallen trees and other
hazards from your roadways. For the privilege of protecting you, many
of them spend their entire annual vacation taking required training;
while you are lounging on the beach with your family, they are sitting
in a classroom or practicing their skills. In addition to basic fire
fighter training, your EMTs and Paramedics have additional extensive
training required for their medical skills. [Training
Have you ever considered
the cost of operating and maintaining those big, shiny trucks? What
about insurance for their apparatus and station houses? They even buy
their own protective clothing and equipment. The ever-escalating cost
of government-mandated worker’s compensation insurance has
literally bankrupted many volunteer fire departments in West Virginia
over the past year or two, and forced them to shut down! Who will
respond to help your family if your local VFD isn’t there?
You can help by supporting your area
Volunteer Fire Department fundraising activities whenever you possibly
Thank you for your support!
East Wood Volunteer
Fire Department Chili Cookoff
Saturday, November 19, 2011 ·
4:00pm - 7:00pm
The East Wood VFD will hold a chili cookoff from 4pm to 7pm on
November 19 at the main fire station on Rt. 47 in Davisville.
This cookoff is for the public to judge our firefighters and determine
who gets the bragging rights. We will have many varieties to sample
along with cornbread, desserts, drinks, and hot dogs for anyone who
may not like chili.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Admission price is
good for cornbread, dessert, a drink, and unlimited chili.
If you have any questions call 304-422-4410 and leave a message for
East Wood Volunteer Fire
(Wood County Station 60)
6016 Staunton Turnpike, Davisville WV 26142 (Map)
Phone (304) 422-4410