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Sunday, April 20, 2014 8:00 PM

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DELPHOS — The annual meeting of the Delphos Community Rural Fire Protection Association was held April 7.

In attendance were President Dan Kramer, Treasurer Bruce Kraft, Director Charlie Buettner, Director Dave Swick, Director Harry Heidelbaugh, Secretary Terry Knebel, Delphos Fire Chief Kevin Streets, Marion Township employee Norm Elwer and general members Doug Geise, Jerry Dickrede and Shawn Thines.


Treasurer Bruce Kraft gave the following report:


Bills to be paid:

Aero Printing — $399

President salary — $40

Treasurer salary — $75

Secretary salary — $150

Post Office 266


Total money collected $4,254

Total on hand — $13,680

The following expenditures were made during the year on the pickup truck previously purchased by the association: $454.82 for a steering repair, $511.76 for tires and $648.60 for a fuel pump.

Delphos Fire Chief Kevin Streets gave the following report:

Fire and Ems runs since January 1

Marion Township

37 total runs — five fire, 25 EMS and 7 miscellaneous

Washington Township

26 total runs — three fire, 14 EMS and 9 miscellaneous

Current projects for the fire department include keeping up with an application for a federal safety grant for cities with financial difficulties; continuing to explore options for a new safety service building; purchase of cribbing to lift vehicles at accident scenes; and the purchase of gas analyzers to ensure areas where firefighters may be called have safe air quality.

The association agreed to purchase two gas analyzers at $548.50 each.

General discussion centered on water supply for firefighting. We continue to encourage residents to cooperate with the fire department to provide water from private sources and install dry hydrants where possible.

The next meeting was set for April 6, 2015.

The association was formed in 1955 to enhance firefighting efforts in the rural areas served by the Delphos Fire Department. The association does an annual mailing to rural residents to collect money for its efforts. Thanks to the money collected as a result of the mailing, the association continues to assist the fire department by purchasing equipment, especially equipment that enhances fire safety in the rural areas.

Last Updated on Sunday, April 20, 2014 7:56 PM

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