Saturday, September 24th, 2022
Mutual to Mayflower
Friday, September 23rd, 2022
Tuesday, September 20th, 2022
Mutual Aid received by Mayflower Fire
Sunday, September 18th, 2022
Mutual Aid Provided by Mayflower
Saturday, October 30th, 2021
I wanted to take a moment to address our PayPal establishment. The reason for it, the short-range goal, a mid-term goal, and a long-range goal. I will then establish how it is for the benefit of you...
Monday, September 27th, 2021
In our efforts to continue to improve the services that we provide to the members of our district and the surrounding areas. We are in the final phases of increasing our personnel's abilities whe...
Wednesday, July 28th, 2021
We knew that this was going to happen. We have never as a department strayed from our policy of having at the very least of what we call Level 2 response. So, you may ask; what does Level 2 response...
Saturday, July 24th, 2021
OngoingWe are now prepared to actively set up classes. If you are not prepared to have a class conducted, but you want to set one up for the beginning of 2022, put that in your request.We have mentio...

This link is to our paypal link.  We are using this link as we move one more step into the future.

We are looking at various ways that we can get with the community not just to "ask for money," but instead to be able to explain the reasons for donations that we are requesting.  In the future we are looking at potentially starting what is known as a "Commissary Store."  This is an area where members of the community are able to purchase (your donation would go towards a purchase of an item), such as "I am a Pine Village Fire Department Supporter" T Shirt.  

We are not currently at that point yet.  Right now we are moving towards fulfilling the state requirement of purchasing an extractor which is a machine that is designed to clean our gear when we work a structure fire.  The "constant off-gassing" of a fire seeps onto our gear.  We have to clean that gear inside the station and not bring it to our homes.  The danger to those we live with are too high.  So, that is the point that we are at right now.  

In the future, we will continue to move forward into other areas where those that we serve are able to make donations that can assist the department in various aspects.  Some of those projects will be purchasing of new air packs, purchasing of Extrication equipment.  Those are just a couple of the big items that we are looking at.  Everything that we are doing is for the betterment of the people that we serve.

So, that is the reason for the link.  It will also be placed on our Facebook page.


Transparency:  For everything that we are requesting donations for, we will lay out the current request.  We will explain the reason for the request and we will lay out the benefit that the request is going to provide.  For those who are donating, we understand that there is an accounting that must take place.  We do not take this lightly, and we want each and everyone to understand this.

If anyone has any questions of; 1) what we are currently soliciting for, 2) the purpose of the item, 3) what the benefit is to YOU as someone that we serve then please ask.  I know that many people called and asked questions regarding the photos.  Everyone needs to understand that they can continue to do this.  When we are asking you for your hard-earned money we do not take this lightly.  As such, we are prepared to give you a full accounting.

The final statement is: When we talk about things such as these items, it is a more "dark" days situation.  We do not want that.  However, we want you to rest at ease that we are working to get more and more trained, as well as working to get more and more of our people certified in these skills.  Some of you have had me stop by your beautiful new homes.  Then I immediately start talking about your worst day (your new home burning), but in reality, I am planning on how to rescue each and every one of you out of that home.  When we start talking about vehicle extrication equipment, we are talking about how to ensure that we have what we need, and the training to ensure that we are ready to help.


Robert Herpel

Fire/Arson Investigator - CPT - NREMT-B

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