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News - August 8, 2008

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Contents:

  1. Federal Grant Received for Equipment
  2. Fall Haz-Mat Training Schedule Released
  3. Roane County Favorite Recipes Cookbook Fundraiser - Submit Recipes by August 25
  4. Free Radon Testing Kits Available
  5. Fireworks Sale Assistance Brings in Donation of Over $3,600
  6. Drought Level Is Severe
  • Federal Grant Received for Equipment

    August 8, 2008: Chief Redwine announced today that WRCVFD has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) for 2008. This grant will be in the amount of $45,377.00 and is to be used for much-needed equipment. The federal share is $43,109.00 and the WRCVFD cost share amount will be $2,268.00.

    The equipment to be purchased with these funds includes: turnout gear, fire hose, firefighting nozzles, portable deluge monitors, fire pagers, and training media and equipment.

    WRCVFD has not yet heard anything on its other AFG grant request for a new pumper truck.


  • Fall Haz-Mat Training Schedule Released

    Howard Rose of the Roane County Office of Emergency Services has released the Fall 2008 Haz-Mat training calendar. Classes run at various times throughout the fall starting September 9. For more information, see the WRCVFD Training Schedule.


  • Roane County Favorite Recipes Cookbook Fundraiser - Submit Recipes by August 25

    Roane County is getting a new cookbook. WRCVFD is conducting a Roane County Favorite Recipes Cookbook Fundraiser. West Roane Associate Members are busy gathering favorite recipes from Roane County residents and friends to include in the new cookbook, which will be published early this fall.

    How to Submit Recipes for Publication in the Cookbook

    Individuals are encouraged to submit up to 5 recipes per person. You do not have to be a WRCVFD member! Any adult can submit a favorite recipe. Minors can submit recipes but only with their parents' or guardians' written permission.

    Submit favorite recipes by August 25, 2008 to have them be considered for publication. Recipes can be mailed to the WRCVFD Cookbook Project at P.O. Box 417, Rockwood, TN 37854 or emailed to cookbook@westroane.com. Be sure to include your name and contact information in case we have any questions.

    Or, download and print a submission form here:

    If you email your recipe(s) you don't need to use a form; just type the recipe into your email and send to cookbook@westroane.com.


    More about This Cookbook Project

    A large part of the annual WRCVFD budget comes from donations so community support for the Cookbook Project is much appreciated. The community is always supportive of our fundraising activities and we are looking forward to providing our community with this cookbook, said Charlie Mead.

    Sponsors Sought

    West Roane is seeking sponsors to help defray printing costs. In addition, a limited number of donation pages are available to area businesses. Contact cookbook@westroane.com for more information.

    WRCVFD is depending on sponsoring donations and on the sale of cookbook donations pages to cover printing costs. Plans are that the cookbook fundraising project costs will be funded entirely by these donations.


  • Free Radon Testing Kits Available

    August 8, 2008: Test your home for radon free. Contact the Knoxville Field Office for Tennessee Groundwater Protection, Mike Caudill, Supervisor or Shari Winburn, District Supervisor, at 3711 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921, phone (888) 891-8332.

    Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless gas that is a leading cause of lung cancer. Read more about this free radon testing program at WBIR or read about radon in Wikipedia.


  • Fireworks Sale Assistance Brings in Donation of Over $3,600

    The West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department helped with a Fireworks Sale again this dummer; The sale, conducted by a local church with the assistance of WRCVFD, concluded safely and successfully. Preliminary numbers are in: the volunteers' help with the sale yielded a donation of $3,617.78 for WRCVFD.

    Free fireworks safety brochures were available at the sale. See also: Fireworks Safety.

    A large part of the annual WRCVFD budget comes from donations so community support for the Fireworks Sale was much appreciated. Many thanks are owed to the 44 volunteers assisted with publicity, setup, sales, and cleanup.


  • Drought Level Increases to Severe

    August 8, 2008: The drought level in Roane County remains severe. Please take extra care with outdoor fires and fireworks, and consider not burning outdoors until the drought is over. For more information on drought in Roane County and Tennessee, see: Drought Level Information".

half-pie graph of severe drought lever meter--Click to download Photoshop .psd version with levels
METER SHOWING DROUGHT LEVEL
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