Milton firefighters seek donations, help

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On March 2, Milton Fire  and Rescue Station No. 2 in Milton was hit by an EF-3 tornado. We lost the station, a 1983 Spartan fire engine, a mobile fish fry trailer, some gear, radios and pagers, and some other items that were stored at this station. Our fire department is all volunteer and relies on donations only since we are not a taxing department.   

Losing our fish fry trailer is the biggest loss we have as this is what brought in about 50 percent of our operating budget each year. We had already had 20 booked events for this year that we are not able to do now. We are worried about how we will make payments on our bills without this source.

We are currently working with our insurance company at this time to see what, if anything, they can do for us. Our members take great pride in this department as they work hard for everything we have. We do want people to know that we will rebuild and we will continue to serve our area in the event they need us.

We are asking for help funding our department and would like to let people know that they can mail donations to us at: Milton Fire and Rescue, P. O. Box 256 Milton, Ky. 40045 or you can go to our website and donate at  www.miltonfireandrescue.org.

It is not often that we have to ask for help, it seems heroes need heroes too. Thank you all for your support.

Chief Jason Long

Milton Fire and Rescue