Story Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Onstott told Public Pulse host Ron Richter about what the department needs. Since January, it has more than doubled in size from six to 15 volunteers.
The department recently acquired a fire cannon that can be operated from inside the cab of an engine. That same cannon, attached to a 2,500 gallon tanker, helped put out a fire just days after it was installed. Onstott explains.
The Story Community Fund, which is affiliated with the statewide Wyoming Community Fund and the Sheridan-Johnson Community Fund was set up to help non-profits in the area.
Onstott said the department needs help with bunkers - which are the protective clothing worn by fighters - as well as new boots and modern lockers that allow clothing to dry quickly. Onstott has more with what is on the volunteer fire department's wish list.
With fires throughout northeastern Wyoming this summer, inkeeper at the Story Pines Inn Patrick Morgan said that making sure our fire departments are fully equipped is critical. Morgan explains.
To make a donation or learn more about ways you can help, people can contact Morgan at 683-3333 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.