Street Dance hopes to Raise Money for a new Rescue TruckMayville, ND (WDAY TV) - Mayville firefighters are doing all they to raise money to keep you safe.
By: Lezlie Johnson, WDAY
Mayville firefighters are doing all they to raise money to keep you safe. They haven't had a new rescue truck since the 1950's. Right now, a street dance is bringing them closer to their unique endeavor.
Mayville Fire Chief Lee Brenna is hoping to bring something new to the department.
Lee Brenn – Mayville Fire Chief: “We have everything packed in our other trucks which makes it slower and inconvenient. We still do as much extrication as we can.”
Mayville Fire and Rescue have been working for nearly 5 years to raise enough money to turn this dump truck into a rescue truck and they still have more than 40-thousand dollars to raise.
Lee Brenn – Mayville Fire Chief: “Just the body, the bare body alone with the lights and striping and all that is about 70-thousand dollars.”
Aaron Lande – Mayville Fire and Rescue President: “We'll have the rescue tools that we need when we go to a motor vehicle accident, it'll also have our air equipment on there to refill air packs when we go to a fire in town.”
Firefighters are trying to raise money to get the Rescue Truck in the next couple years. Brenna hopes to find help any way he can.
Lee Brenn – Mayville Fire Chief: “We'd just like to see if we could get something out to the Legislature to have those guys help out the volunteer fire departments. We all need assistance we're all in the same boat.”
The Fireman's Street Dance is just one way the department is raising funds to have equipment to keep the small community safe.
Aaron Lande – Mayville Fire and Rescue President: “Fundraising is the heart and soul to keep the department's going in small towns.”
That street dance, next to the Top Hat Bar, goes until 2 am.