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Burlington FD to host fundraiser

The Burlington Fire Department will be holding a dinner and pie auction to help raise funds.

The meal will start at 5 p.m. and the auction at 6 p.m. March 26 at the fire station in Burlington.

The meal will include pulled pork, brats and hot dogs.

Aaron Smith is the fire chief and under his command are Kevin Thomason, assistant chief; Matt Schupbach; Jack Davis; Clint Dotson; Ron Flackman; Tyler Flackman; Brent Garvie; Joe Granados; Robert Hill; Chad Kisling; Kaleb Kraft; Jacob Davis; Mark McDonald; Raymond Perez; Clint Stewart; Tim Bart; and Jordan Ungles.

The fire department utilizes four brush rigs, two tankers, a city pumper and a rescue rig.

The money raised will be used to repair vehicles after a fire, pay fuel costs, membership fees, pension payments, insurance on the building and vehicles, maintenance on vehicles, tire expenses, EMT/EMR and firefighter training, and more.

To equip one firefighter with gear will cost around $6,300. The helmet costs $150; Nomex hood, $55; fire coat, $550; airpack with mask, $4,500; pass device, $265; gloves, $45; pants and suspenders, $585; and boots, $150. The fire department recently updated bunker gear that was close to 20 years old.

The fire station is located off of State Highway 11 on the south side of the road.

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