Howdy Ponder! Hope everyone got through the first month of the school year ok.
The PVFD was blessed with a couple of grants that were much needed. We received a grant from the Texas Forest Service and Conoco-Phillips. These grants helped us purchase the rest of the rescue equipment we needed. Co-Serv's grant last month helped us purchase the first part. So a HUGE thank you to these two organizations.
We've had one of our members - Athenia Green who has taken on the challenge of Paramedic school. This is a year long program and requires complete dedication. So GOOD LUCK Athenia!!
Halloween is a few weeks away so don't forget to have the goons and gobblins dressed in costumes that have reflective material. Carrying a flashlight, glow stick or something of that nature would be great also. This also goes for the "older" trick or treaters! As sad as this is, make sure you know who and where you are getting the treats from and inspect them to make sure they haven't been tampered with.
We have made a few calls over the past months where we have had trouble locating the address. We have posted this before and will post again, please make sure your address is on both sides of your mailbox or on the front in at least 2 inch numbers. Make sure the color is either reflective or contrast with the color of your box. It is also a HUGE help if you have numbers on your house too.
The holidays are getting into swing so check your light decorations and make sure that there are no bare wires showing, all lights are working and you have power sticks with surge protection. We will post more on next months review.
The PVFD had a relatively slow month as compared to the rest of the year. We made 39 calls and your firefighters gave up 50 man hours to handle these incidents. This on top of family obligations, their regular work jobs, and weekly training and station duties. So when you see one of your PVFD firefighters, give them a high five or a thank you. Remember none of us receive a single penny to take care of you and our community. And as always, they wouldn't be able to do it without the understanding and support of their family.
So until next month folks, take care, be safe and God Bless.