Howdy Ponder! Hope everyone had a blessed and grateful Thanksgiving. Thankfully we no serious calls. We still have December coming up so don't let your guard down. Make sure you check those Christmas light cords, extension cords, keep trees watered, don't leave candles unattended and keep portable heaters away from combustibles. Along that note, please remember to make sure you have a working smoke detector and if you have gas fueled equipment, have a carbon monoxide detector. It doesn't look like we will have any significant amount of rain in the near future so please be very careful doing outside hot work. Make sure you check to see if it is a burn day before you burn brush. If you are going to be popping off fireworks, PLEASE be very careful and aware of where you are using them and wear they may land. Also keep in mind the "adult beverages" that will be consumed. Even though you may not have been partaking, you don't know about the other guy on the road. These beverages don't mix well with guns, fireworks, bonfires or other risky behavior either. There is a saying, Play stupid games you win stupid prizes. We have had a fairly busy month with a few structure fires and grass fires. We have provided mutual aid to Krum, Justin and Sanger and we have received mutual aid in return. PVFD responded to 38 incidents last month and our members gave up 76 man hours of their time. This does not include weekly training or Saturday station duties. Our heartfelt thanks to them and more so their families for allowing them to give of themselves to this community. Until next time Ponder, take care and God Bless. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!