Northeast VFD New Fire Station Capital Project
The Northeast Midland County Volunteer Fire Department (Northeast VFD) was founded in 1984 by a group of concerned citizens after a fire destroyed a house in eastern Midland County. A local resident donated land to build a fire station at the corner of N. County Rd. 1130 and E. County Rd. 67 and funds were raised to acquire equipment. Northeast VFD has been stationed at this location since it was founded and has done many renovations to accommodate it’s growing fleet and membership. As our community grows, there is a need for more fire protection resources and volunteer firefighters. After nearly 37 years in its current location, Northeast VFD has outgrown its fire station and the land it sits on.
CURRENT STATION LIMITATIONS
Due to limited space within our current 6,000-sq.ft station, we have fire trucks parked outside exposed to weather deterioration. The equipment stored outside the building is at increased risk of being stolen or damaged. In addition, the current building has limited space to maintain and repair equipment, often forcing volunteers to work outside in extreme temperatures. The space also limits the number of volunteers able to attend trainings, resulting in redundancy and time inefficiency. Additionally, the new station would give us the space necessary to host community functions to educate the public about fire prevention and safety.
WITH YOUR HELP
With the help of our community we are looking to relocate up the road to a bigger building and more land with room to grow, to meet the increasing demands for our services. We’re looking to grow our physical building capacity by 150% with a new 15,000-sq.ft station to fit our needs and allow us to provide a better service to our community. We cannot complete this project without your support. If you’d like to make a tax deductible contribution towards this project please click the link below or give us a call at 432-686-9383.