Kind hearts from all across the country are sending assistance as the Lake Arrowhead volunteer fire department continues trying to rebound after a fire gutted its fire station.
Three of the department’s trucks and most of its equipment were damaged.
The blaze was a huge blow to the department that was already dealing with tight finances, while trying to maintain equipment.
“Scotland gave us one brush truck, Burkburnett Fire Department gave us a pumper so that’s got us back online,” Lake Arrowhead VFD chief, Mike Hall said. “We had a department up in Delaware gave us SCBA’s. There’s another department down by Houston that sent up six pallets full of bunker gear, desks, all kinds of things to get us back on our feet.”
Now that they are equipped, their focus shifts to rebuilding the station, which will cost around $150,000.
“Structurally it’s not sound any more, it got way to hot,” Hall said. “We’re looking for grants to try and help on building the building.”
The fire department will host some fundraisers to continue to ask the community for help.
The first fundraiser will be June 12 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse. All proceeds will benefit Lake Arrowhead VFD.
On July 23 from noon to 5 p.m., there will be another benefit full of live entertainment, a silent auction and food. Admission is free.