As a volunteer fire department, we rely on community support to accomplish everything we do. Whether we are fighting fires, responding to motor vehicle accidents and medical emergencies, we must use equipment and gear that is up to date. On average, the cost to outfit one of our members can be close to $25,000. That is nearly one million dollars to provide essential gear to our department of forty active members.
Along with safe equipment and personal protective gear, we have additional expenses. These include hands-on training for volunteers, vehicle maintenance, fuel, building upkeep and much more.
Members of our department are committed to going above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to volunteering our efforts to keep our community safe. We understand that not everyone is called to be a volunteer, but there are still several opportunities behind the scenes to help those who are. One way to show your support is by donating to our annual fund drive that starts in September. Every little bit is truly appreciated and will surely help us achieve or goal of keeping Saegertown safe.