The Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department is excited to announce that we will be presenting a levy in May. The purpose of this levy is to help with the cost of purchasing a new Engine to replace Engine 67!
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Under Chief Perry Book engine 67 was put into service on April 15, 1981. Since that time this truck has been an important part of our fleet of vehicles. Engine 67 was the first truck to countless fires, rescue operations, and medical emergencies for the citizens of our community. The passage of time, however, has taken it’s toll on this truck. After 37 years of service we feel that it is time to begin the process of replacing it. Sadly, Engine 67 is no longer fully functional, and has fallen only to those tasks of getting people and some equipment to the scene of our townships emergencies. This leaves a major need within our department for a second Engine to fully support operations.
Our hope is that with the passage of this new levy we can retire Engine 67 from service. Doing so will allow us to continue supporting the citizens of our community as best we can. It will provide us with the ability to get better equipment. It will also allow us to better ensure the safety of our firefighters and the safety of all of you within our community! We hope that you will head to the polls in May!