CHIEF's LETTER

The LETTS Community Volunteer Fire Department
FIRE CHIEF Matt Morrow

Thank you for visiting our website!

Hopefully everyone is having a safe year so far! The LCVFD is asking for your financial support again this year. The LCVFD will use donations to help pay down the loan on the fire station.

The LCVFD has been busy over the past year serving our neighbors. The firefighters and EMT's are 100% volunteer and receive no pay for any of their time. Over the past year our volunteers have put in over 2700 hours for 93 emergency calls, meetings, training, maintenance and fund raising activities. That takes a lot of dedication. e continue to better our department to serve you.

In late spring the department was awarded a 1990 military truck through a program with the Indiana DNR. Due to an old agreement with the EPA and Department of Defense, we were not able to get the truck until late fall. After taking ownership of the truck, we removed the bed and replaced it with the bed off of our 1968 military refill/brush truck. We have since sold the 1968 military truck.

The fire station has been abuzz with activity all year. In addition to our fih fries, we held two UTV poker runs and the golf scramble. We have welcomed 7 new members. This brings our membership total to 27. We have 5 members cross trained as Paramedics, 5 as Basic EMT's and 2 as Emergency Medical Responders. We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping, we have meetings on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. The meetings are held at 7 p.m. You may also contact us through our Become A Firefighter page on this website.

We are holding an Indiana Firefighter course here at the station on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Many of the students are driving from Jennings, Bartholomew and Franklin Counties to attend this course that is being delivered by our instructors.

Mark your calendars for 2015:

* February 28 - "The NWS Weather Spotters' Class" at 9 a.m. and the "All You Can Eat Fish Fry" at 11 a.m.
* April 18 - "The Spring Fish Fry" - 11 a.m.
* July 9 through 16 - Decatur County 4-H Fair Fish Fry
* September 19 - "FD Gold Scramble"
* October 17 - Fall Fish Fry - 11 a.m.

Again, we thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
Chief Matt Morrow

 

FIRE FACTS

Read these facts about fire to stay informed about fire safety.

When learning facts about fire, it's important to understand the fire triangle. The triangle represents the three components that fires need to exist: heat, oxygen and fuel. If one of these components is missing, a fire can’t ignite. Heat can be generated by a cigarette, an electrical current or a home heater.

Fuel can be anything combustible, such as wood, paper, clothing, furniture, gases or chemicals. Once a fire starts, if any of the three components is removed, the fire is extinguished. Water is used to cool a fire and take away the heat source. Oxygen can be removed by smothering a fire with dirt, sand or a blanket.

Fuel can be removed by moving combustible materials away from the fire or by simply waiting until the fire consumes the material and goes out of its own accord.