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 “A” boys had the option of inviting their families to the stations for dinner and Christmas caroling. Okay, there may not have been much caroling, 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. 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. Also a special thanks to Aaron Hudson and Brian Rice who were part of the Honor Guard for the opening ceremony, good job fellas!
This past month the Fire boys helped out at multiple public events. First there was the Festival of Lights Parade, which was a great event and the parade appeared to have a record breaking attendance. We of course had Ladder 1 decked out with Christmas lights and the Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick himself riding on top and waving to the kids. Then we helped some families in need shop for Christmas during the Heroes and Helpers event at Target. Special thanks to Dave Owens, Joe Renaldi, Tom McCully, Joe Miller, and Scott Seigworth for helping out with this event. Also earlier this month the Big Red Fire Truck turned into a Big Red Santa’s Sleigh when we helped deliver presents donated by the community. The presents were delivered to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and were given to children in need. Last but not least the Fire Boys once again beat the PD…..I mean worked with PD to help raise money during the annual Salvation Army Kettle Stand Off at Walmart. In all seriousness this was a little friendly competition that will hopefully benefit a lot of Twin Falls Families this Christmas season. So as you can see the Fire Department was pretty busy this month, but it’s always good to meet and greet the citizens of our city at these public events and not just at emergency scenes.
Well that's it for this month. Until next time, Happy Holidays and don't forget to wave to the guys in the BRT.