Bethel-Tate Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary hosted their annual Quarter Auction on Thursday, April 29, 2017 at Bethel-Tate Middle School. The Quarter Auction raised $2,900.00 in profits thanks to all of our local businesses who donated merchandise. The businesses donations along with our Ladies Auxiliary hard work make it possible for the department to purchase needed equipment each year used in fighting fires and saving lives.
Over the past 5 years, the monies raised from this event have purchased several items:
- all terrain 4 wheel drive John Deere Gator with rescue equipment
- a portable water tank with trailer
These are used for rescuing injured patients that are well off the road, normally on the hiking or horseback trails at East Fork State park and to extinguish grass fires. Total cost of over $13,000.00.
- Five nozzles were purchased last year at $500.00 each. Total cost of $2500.00
- 4 ice rescue suits at $1,000 each. Total cost of $4000.00
Future plans include buying 2 chain saws to replace the 24 year old saws that were taken out of service recently.
100% of this equipment was purchased without using taxpayer dollars and is something the department is extremely proud of.