Rescue 87 Harrison City Volunteer Fire department

2017 Call Stats
Jan 24
Feb 25
Mar 45
Apr 30
May 38
Jun 30
Jul 31
Aug 36
Sep 33
Oct 31
Nov 31
Dec 31
Total 385

2016 Call Stats
Jan 25
Feb 31
Mar 24
Apr 22
May 22
Jun 47
Jul 30
Aug 31
Sep 24
Oct 23
Nov 36
Dec 36
Total 351

2015 Call Stats
Jan 23
Feb 20
Mar 27
Apr 30
May 31
Jun 28
Jul 37
Aug 33
Sep 22
Oct 27
Nov 24
Dec 30
Total 332

2014 Call Stats
Jan 30
Feb 27
Mar 33
Apr 30
May 24
Jun 26
Jul 27
Aug 18
Sep 22
Oct 23
Nov 18
Dec 14
Total 292

Past Call Stats
2013 345
2012 294
2011 320
2010 360
2009 370
2008 316

News Ticker

Harrison City Volunteer Fire Department 2017 Fund Campaign Underway
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February 25, 2017

Dear Neighbor,
It is again the time of year when the members of the Harrison City Volunteer Fire Department ask for your financial support.
For more than 90 years our dedicated all-volunteer organization has relied upon the support of our neighbors to maintain the necessary equipment, technology, and training required to protect the lives and properties within our community.
Last year our 40 dedicated volunteers responded to 351 incidents in our community including structure fires, fire alarms, vehicle accidents, storm related emergencies, hazardous conditions, and various other emergencies. We leave our families, homes, and jobs to answer emergency calls at all hours of the day and night to protect families and properties in our community. To respond appropriately to every situation, we attend numerous hours of training, maintain our equipment regularly, provide fire prevention programs to our schools and civic groups, and participate in various fundraising efforts.
Our operational budget averages $173,931.00 a year which covers the maintenance of our fire station, fire apparatuses, apparatus loan payments, training costs, fuel, utilities, and new equipment purchases. We rely heavily on the skills of our volunteers to keep our costs as low as possible. We receive approximately 25% of our budgeted funds from Penn Township tax collections. The remaining 75% of our budget comes from donations, fundraisers held at our department, and any grants we obtain. Just as with private individuals, our expenses are constantly increasing, specifically fuel needed for our apparatuses.
We truly appreciate those that have faithfully supported our past fundraising efforts and would like to ask for your continued contributions. Last year only 30% of the homes and businesses in our fire district contributed to our fund drive so we would like to ask those that have not supported our department in the past to reconsider; every little bit helps. It is through your contributions that we provide fire protection services at no charge to you.
As an all-volunteer fire department we are also always in need of dedicated volunteers. The law requires volunteers to be at least 14 years of age. Our Jr. Firefighting Program develops skilled firefighters at a young age, gets the youth involved in the community, and keeps them out of trouble. Older volunteers, at least 18 years old, are provided all the firefighting training and equipment needed to serve our community. Being a volunteer firefighter is a rewarding and valuable way to serve the community.
To learn more about our department or volunteer opportunities, please visit our website,
As always, any donation you can make is greatly appreciated.

Fund Drive mailers went out this week to all residents of our Fire District. If you did not receive a mailer and would like to donate to our Department please contact us as

Thank You!
The Members of the Harrison City Volunteer Fire Department

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