“On Monday, December 17th a fire occurred resulting in the loss of our station and trucks as well as gear and equipment. All donations are greatly appreciated.”
A post from the next day noted, ‘Extremely hard day for our little firehouse. It’s truly heartbreaking to see the generations of friends and family, that have put in so many years of hard work and dedication, hurting so bad. Thanks to God, nobody was hurt, but a lot was lost. They were able to get one brush truck out, but lost 3 fire trucks. These pics don’t even come close to how bad this is in person. We may be small, but we are strong. Please say a prayer for my family and friends while they start trying to rebuild. Also a huge thank you to at least 8 other departments for their help. I bet there was 100 firefighters out here and the departments that let us use trucks until our get replaced. They truly are a band of brothers.’
That is what the Deputy Volunteer Fire Department stated December 20th on their Facebook Fundraising Page (Click Here to Go to it)
That was three days after a devastating fire wreaked havoc on their community home.
A couple days after that, German Township Fire had the opportunity to help another department in need.
Online, they wrote, “With the arrival of our new Rescue Engine late last month we currently had the unit it replaced up for sale. Early this week Deputy Volunteer Fire Department in Deputy Indiana experienced a fire at their station and lost everything, including 3 fire trucks. Today we donated our 1979 Pierce pumper to Deputy Volunteer Fire.”
And as of December 28th, they are still more than $1K below their $5K goal.