A quiet year is a good year for the Burton Volunteer Fire Dept.

We had a successful Burton City Daze in September and are currently in the planning stages for our fifth annual Christmas party.

We have had a quiet year which is a good thing.

On March 17 we responded to a house fire, where a tree had come down on the power line and caused it to arc in the roof. The fire was accessed and contained successfully.

Over the summer we were contacted twice about lightning-caused fire on the mountain to the north of us, however in both cases the fire was too high up for us to assist. We also received two calls to assist the ambulance service with patient extraction.

We have been completing information sheets on the properties in our area, which will allow us to have pertinent information about the property, such as whether or not there are hazardous materials prior to our arrival.

We were successful in obtaining a grant to allow us to purchase much-needed equipment, such as a 1,000-gallon collapsible water tank, coveralls and nozzles.

We had a successful Burton City Daze in September and are currently in the planning stages for our fifth annual Christmas party.

We currently have 18 volunteers, who practice every Monday at 7 p.m.


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