Local fire department receives donation

Updated: 03/10/2014 7:32 PM
Created: 03/03/2014 4:25 PM WHEC.com

A donation to an area fire department to help them better serve their community.  

The Clifton Fire Department was given a $2,500 check from Volkman Farms in Riga Monday. The money will go towards a new thermal imaging camera for Clifton's equipment.

The department chief say why these types of donations from the community are so important.

Charles Tytler, Clifton Fire Department Chief, said, “With the new guidelines from the state with the two percent that we have to follow, it's getting harder to get the funding we want with the tax base so with the support from the community and all the fundraising we do, this helps us stay in business so we can provide the service that's needed for our community."

The fire department serves a lot of farm communities in their district. Officials say it's important to have this type of technology to help locate victims in rural and desolate areas.


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