The Florence Volunteer Fire Department, has recently taken delivery of a new fire engine.
This new engine is on a 2016 Ford F-550 diesel chassis. It carries 500 gallons of water and pumps 135 gallons a minute. Large side compartments provide amble storage for fire gear and tools. It is also equipped with a hose reel, scene lighting and various tools and equipment.
This new engine is a four wheel drive unit and is also a multi functional unit, with it’s primary function being for wildland fire control. This engine will also respond to structure fires, vehicle fires, medical emergencies, physical rescues and other calls for service in order to better serve the Florence community.
This vehicle was built in co-operation with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, which allowed the Florence Fire Department to save approximately 50% on the cost of a similar new vehicle.
FLORENCE RURAL FIRE DISTRICT
Volunteers Serving with Pride
How did it all start. See the history of the Florence Rural Fire District.
Burn permits required between March 1 and November 31 of each year.
OPEN BURNING CLOSED
All open burning is closed. Outdoor burning is closed for the remainder of fire season. The public can still have campfires and fireworks where authorized. By state law, campfires are limited to three-feet in diameter. The rising temperatures and a lack of moisture in the forecast prompted the decision to close off open burning. All burn permits are suspended until fall burning season.
Ready, Set, Go!
Are you prepared for a wildfire in your area?
Free Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, August 13, 2016, from 8 am - 12 Noon, at the Florence Fire station on Holloway Lane,
(behind Town Pump)
Enjoy pancakes, eggs,
bacon and sausage.
SUMMER SAFETY TIPS
¨ When in a vehicle, always wear your seat belts.
¨ Never leave children or pets unattended in a HOT vehicle.
¨ Stay hydrated, take frequent water breaks.
¨ Wear appropriate clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat.
¨ Keep alert for summer storms, if thunder roars, go indoors.
¨ Be careful of fire. Fuels are dryer and burn faster.
¨ When hiking, wear sturdy shoes for ankle and foot support.
¨ Never leave your child unattended in a pool, lake, river or other water area.
¨ Don’t rely on lifeguards or other adults to watch over your child while swimming.
BE A FLORENCE FIRE CADET
The Florence Rural Fire District maintains an active cadet program for individuals between the ages of 14 -17 years. Being a fire cadet offers valuable training and experience. An individual does not have to have any prior firefighting, medical or rescue skills in order to be a cadet. The Florence Rural Fire District offers training for each cadet to hone their skills at their level of comfort. Being a cadet is rewarding and exciting.
If interested, attend one of our training meetings to find out more about our exciting fire Cadet program. Training is Thursday nights, 7pm - 9pm., @ the main fire station on Holloway Ln.
Join now, Fire cadets are the future of our fire district!
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