Volente e-News

January 27, 2009

New Reserve Fire Engine; Potluck Dinner; VVFD Elections

VVFD Acquires Reserve Fire Engine

Reserve Fire Engine 1402 - close upEmergency Services District #14, working with Volente Volunteer Fire Department, has acquired a second fire engine for use by VVFD. This engine had previously been used by Jollyville Fire Department at their Anderson Mill Road station.
The engine, designated E-1402, is a 1993 Pierce Lance with a 1,250 GPM pump and 750 gallon water storage tank. It provides a complete backup for our primary fire engine (E-1401) as well as providing capacity for relay pumping of water up and down long driveways. It also provides additional training opportunities for our personnel. Its purchase represents a continuing shift towards a focus on structure fires as our district becomes more urbanized.
When you come by the fire station on Friday to vote and/or join in the Potluck Dinner, please take a look at this latest addition to our department.
Photos of Reserve Engine 1402 

REMINDER: Potluck Dinner Friday January 30th

image of Volente enjoying potluck dinner 
Come one; come all!  What better way to celebrate the election of Volente's new fire board than to host a community potluck dinner!  At 7:00 PM on Friday, January 30, the VVFD Auxiliary will be hosting a potluck dinner while the election judges count up the ballots.   If you join us and stay until the judges finish counting; you'll have the election returns before CNN.
So come early to vote and stay late to eat, drink and discuss the growth of our local fire department.  Just bring your favorite dish to share or try out that recipe you've always wanted to make; guaranteed to be plenty of guinea pigs available.  Drinks, paper goods and serving utensils will be provided.

REMINDER: VVFD Election for Board Of Directors

Election for the VVFD Board of Directors will be at VVFD on Friday, January 30 from 4 to 7 P.M.  Ballots will be available at the Fire Department.  Members eligible to vote are property owners within the Volente Fire Department area or those persons registered to vote within that area.
Voting criteria and biographies of each of the Board candidates were included in the December 2008 newsletter, available online at www.volente.org.
Volente Fire Department Patch
Here is a summary list of candidates:
President: Scott Spurlin
Vice President: Gary Potts
Secretary:  Jennifer Zufelt
Treasurer: Jeannie Shull
MEMBERS AT LARGE (5 positions, 6 candidates):
Roger Marcum
Ann Anderson
Mike Vandenack
Robert Nelson
David Gordon
John Torres