Fund Drive

Charlton Volunteer Fire Department #1

October 16, 2012

 

Dear Charlton Neighbors,

     When you are faced with an emergency situation and dial 911, the members of the Charlton Volunteer Fire Department are ready to come to your aid 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  We not only provide fire suppression, but also assistance with medical emergencies, weather related situations and motor vehicle accidents. 

     We would like to thank you for your support over the years.  This is our 90th year of service to our community.  This year we are going door to door to ask for your support.  We feel this will aid residents in getting to know their local firefighters.

     The donations you provide us on our annual fund drive assist us in serving our community in many ways.  Unlike other neighboring volunteer fire districts, the Charlton Volunteer Fire Department recieved no compensation from fire district revenues.  We spend many hours volunteering to serve our community and do so because of our desire to serve, the value of the training received and for the camaraderie such an organization fosters.  Our main objective is to keep our community safe from harm. As volunteers firefighters and emergency medical technicians, we proudly perform these services.

     Your donations have been gracious in the past and we continue to need your support.  The distribution of your donations supports the following community activities, in addition to supplying dress uniforms for new members, meeting furnishings and kitchen supplies.

  • Founder's Day
  • Halloween and Christmas Parties for children in the community
  • Fire Prevention at Charlton Heights Elementary School
  • Various monetary donations to support local sports, organizations and charities

     Our volunteer department consists of 42 active members.  We respond to approximately 200 calls per year.  To date, we have completed 4700 hours in training.  In 2011, Charlton Fire had over 9,200 hours in calls, training, public functions and events.  Your generous donations help our firefighters in serving the community.  We also welcome any resident interested in becoming a part of our of volunteer effort.  Please stop by the firehouse any Monday evening to see what we do and fill out an application.

     We are asking you to take a few minutes to send in your donation in the envelope provided.  On behalf of the Charlton Volunteer Fire Department, we want to thank you for your continued support.

 

Kevin Riehl, Chief of Charlton Vol. Fire Dept.

Al Smith, President of Charlton Vol. Fire Dept.