Congratulations to the East County Fire Protection District on 40 years of service. On September 5, 2021, East County Fire Protection District hosted an open house to celebrate their first 40 years. Over 250 people from the community and surrounding area attended Station 1 on State Highway 177. Activities included a bounce house, Cape County Firefighters Association “Smoke House,” face painting, refreshments, a petting zoo of small animals, and district apparatus on display.
Millersville Rural Fire Protection District held an open house and ribbon cutting for their new Station 1 on October 2, 2021. The new station has office space, a larger training room, bunk rooms, a board meeting room, a large kitchen and dayroom, and three large apparatus bays. The firefighters and officers conducted tours of the new station, provided refreshments, brought in a bounce house for the children, and utilized the Cape County Firefighters Association Smoke House to teach fire safety. The Millersville Rural Fire Protection District operated out of its original Station 1 since 1977.
Fruitland Area Fire Protection District ended Fire Prevention Week with an open house at Station 1. With limited parking at Station 1, a shuttle service was provided from the Livestock Auction parking lot next door to the station. A bounce house and a remote-control ride-in fire truck were available to the children, along with the Cape County Firefighters Association Smoke House to teach fire safety. Refreshments and music were provided along with tours of the station and apparatus housed at Station 1. There was a special visit from Marshal from Paw Patrol.
At the time of this report, Gordonville Fire Protection District is putting the final touches on their annual Halloween event located at their Station 1. The Cape County Firefighters Association Smoke House, a hay maze, bounce house, and lots of candy for trick or treaters will be there for the public on October 31.
There have been many events throughout the District 12 area. It would take a book to list them all. To everyone that has stepped up, volunteered their time, held prevention programs, and answered the calls to make their communities safer, thank you for all you do!