MULBERRY GROVE FIRE DEPARTMENT ADDS RESCUE TRUCK TO FLEET
The Mulberry Grove Fire Department has recently acquired a rescue truck, which was added to the fleet the first of May. The truck is a 1987 model purchased from the Naperville Fire Department. According to Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, when the old step-van, used for an equipment truck, needed major repairs, it was decided to purchase this truck. The larger vehicle has room for all the department's rescue equipment along with extrication and cribbing equipment that formerly was carried on another truck. There is a large walk-in door at the back and room inside for six firefighters to ride safely in seats with seatbelts. A total of eight firefighters may ride in the truck. Additional storage space inside holds air packs, radios, flashlights, first responder medical bags, and other miscellaneous equipment. Volkmar said it is a huge advantage to have all rescue equipment in one vehicle. He said the truck has already gone on approximately six mutual aid calls and a couple of accident calls. The Mulberry Grove Firemen's Association purchased the new rescue truck with funds from the annual homecoming and other fund raising activities.
HOUSE BLESSING IN POCAHONTAS
According to Dave Trover, Habitat for Humanity has scheduled a house blessing in Pocahontas, Thursday at 6:00 p.m., at 104 Stewart Street. Earlier that day, the keys to the house will be turned over to Howard and Stephanie Haller who put 400 hours of sweat equity into the project. They will buy the home from Habitat for Humanity with an interest-free loan.