The Ward 2 Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners re-appointed George Gryder and Alton Fallin to new, two-year terms and completed the purchase of a 2003 KME, 2-door rescue truck at their regular monthly meeting held on February 9, 2021 at the District Office located at 189 Vernon-Eros Road. The action was approved by attending members Alton Fallin, Charles Hopkins, and Mack Williams. Absent was Bill Wheelis and George Gryder.
Chief Manning then delivered the January Fire report of five total calls consisting of two fires, one motor vehicle accident and two public tree removals. The Fuel Report for January showed that 312.1 gallons were on hand and 98.9 gallons was used. Regarding Apparatus/Equipment Maintenance, issues with Pumper 230 have been fixed, the transmission on Truck One has been repaired and oil changes were done on both pickups. Also oil has been ordered for the big truck. Signs are being placed around the Ward and missing signs that need to be replaced have been ordered. The fencing project has been completed and January training session had five people in the first responders class. In final action before the meeting was adjourned the financial report and presentation of bills due for January were acknowledged and it was agreed that the contract renewal for Chief Manning will be discussed at the March Board meeting.