January 2020 Fire Dept. Newsletter

Happy Holidays from the fire department!  We hope that all your Christmas dreams came true and that your New Year's resolutions will be easily kept.  The “A” shift boys had the privilege of working both Christmas day and New Year's Eve this year, but it isn't all bad. On Christmas day the on duty crews have the option of inviting their families to the stations for dinner, caroling, and hot cocoa. Okay, there may not have been much caroling and hot cocoa, but I'm sure it was a festive time.  Being able to have your family come visit always makes it a little easier to be away from home on these holidays.

Once again the City Luncheon/Retreat was a great time, with good food, good door prizes, and great conversation and comradery.  This year’s speaker was exceptional and very motivational.  The Fire Department would like to thank all who were involved in putting this awesome event together. It was a fun and inspiring time and we can’t wait until the next one comes around.

This past month the Fire Department helped out at multiple public events. First there was the Festival of Lights Parade, which was a great event and the parade was awesome as usual.  We of course had Ladder 1 decked out with Christmas lights and the jolly man himself riding on top waving to the kiddies.  We also brought the new airport fire truck, ARFF 5, in for the parade as well, but it didn’t have any Christmas lights attached so it wasn’t quite as festive, but it was nice to be able to show it off to the public. Also earlier this month, the Fire Boys and PD help raise money for a the local chapter of the Salvation Army during the annual Salvation Army Kettle Stand Off at Walmart.  This is a little friendly competition between the FD and PD, that will benefits a lot of Twin Falls families this Christmas season.  A special thanks to the Salvation Army for allowing us to “Ring the Bell” for this worthwhile cause.

Well, that's it for this month. Until next time, Happy Holidays and don't forget to wave to the boys in the BRT.