About half of the funds for a new aerial fire truck for the Culver-Union Township Fire Department have been raised through community donations.
Fire Chief Terry Wakefield told the Culver Town Council members last week that the fundraiser continues through Nov. 18 and all donations are tax deductible.
The truck will allow firefighters to provide a safe rescue from a three-story building or taller which is a task they can’t do with the current equipment in the fleet. The aerial truck would also give firefighters the ability to fight structure fires from above, pumping water downwards from a safer location.
About $200,000 is needed for the fire truck. A portion of the cost is proposed in the 2019 budget, but not the entire amount. Contributions can be made in person at the Culver Town Hall Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET or send checks to the town hall with a note that it is for the fire truck. Donations can also be made online at https://paygov.us/.
The fire department is recognizing individuals, businesses or organizations that donate money at different levels.
For more information, call 574-842-3140.