Howdy Ponder! Well October done and gone!! It seemed to be a pretty quick month. Hope all Halloween activities went well. Now we wait for the cavities! Now that Halloween is done, the "official" start of the holiday season begins. (Even though the merchants started in August). With that said, time to be aware of our holiday hazards. These hazards include kitchen, turkey fryers, fire place, electric heater, electric cords, candles, Christmas trees, Christmas lights and weather. Also you should have checked your smoke detectors and changed the batteries when we changed our clocks. If you haven't, now is a great time to do it. Also, make sure you have a carbon monoxide detector if you have propane, natural gas or wood burning fireplace/stove fixtures in your home. Any questions you have about any of the above, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL US! We ended the month with a slight bang. The last 2 weeks we responded to Justin, Krum, Sanger for mutual aid and they in return responded to a couple of calls to help us. So very fortunate we have neighbors such as this that we can count on each other. Also a HUGE shout out to Barbi Longbrake who organized a fun run fundraiser for the PVFD and it was a FANTASTIC turn out. Thank you, thank you Barbi and all those who helped you organize, sponsor and assisted with the event. A note on that, the NCTC Fire Academy recruit class was having their Saturday class here at PVFD, and the recruit firefighters ran with the kids. Fun had by all. We responded to 42 calls last month and our members gave up 93 man hours to help those in need. This along with our required weekly training and Saturday duties while juggling family obligations. As always a huge thank you to them and especially their families for allowing them to give of themselves. Take care and God Bless.