Community helps raise money for volunteer fire station
Queen City, MO. —
In Queen City, the fire department continues to stay up and running because of a group of dedicated volunteer firefighters.
"Twenty some years ago we had a need. There were not enough people and today there are even less than there were back then. People don't volunteer like they used to," said Queen City Fire Chief Carl Snyder.
Right now Snyder says the fire department has 15 active personnel.
"We're trying to do our part to keep things going. If we don't do our part, we don't know who will," said Snyder.
To help keep the fire department stay afloat, the community has held a dinner fundraiser for the past twelve years.
A lot of the money is used to pay bills and upgrade specific items.
"As far as I know, it's the only way we can get our uniforms, our tools, our trucks," said volunteer Jenifer Savage.
Other fundraisers are held throughout the year.
Savage says they encourage the community to donate whenever they can.
A little can go a long way.
"It's wonderful. It's nice to see the support. Everybody come out and something they can enjoy," Snyder said.