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Gruver fire to host fundraiser

By Staff | Aug 15, 2008

Members of the Gruver Fire Department, from left, are Fire Chief Dan Harvey, Frank Rezac Jr., Brent Baddeley, Brett Grems, Randy Cody and Vere Harvey. Not pictured are Wes Baddeley, Brett Mortimore, Mike Gage, Mike Devary, Tony Hansen, Rick Wolfe, Mike Springer, Dave Enerson, Jeff Quastad and Dave Gosch. EDN photo by Samantha Heerdt

GRUVER – The Gruver Fire Department acquired more firepower to do its job, purchasing a 2008 GMC Top Kick 1,900 gallon tanker earlier this month.

The tanker cost $106,500 and gives them a fleet of five vehicles.

However, the local unit is working to acquire more new equipment.

On Saturday, Aug. 23, the fire department will host a fundraising supper with proceeds going toward updating air masks and replacing fire suits. Supper will be served from 5-7 p.m. at the Gruver Fire Station. The firemen will serve beef and pork patties, potato salad, chips, beans, bars and a drink.

The 16-man department covers the townships of Ellsworth, Swan Lake, Center, Lincoln and Jack Creek.