Chief and President's Letter

Chief Jay Maddux
THE WESTPORT COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
FIRE CHIEF JAY MADDUX

Dear Visitors of the Westport Volunteer Fire Department,

Everyday, Firefighters, both men and women, throughout the world put their lives on the line to help the people of their communities. At the Westport Vol. Fire Dept. we are proud of the men and women who volunteer their time away from their families, and risk their lives to help our community. They train, practice, and take schooling for all emergencies we respond to everyday.

We thank you for your donations this past year.

Your Volunteer Firemen answered 317 calls in 2019.  34 were for fires, 214 were medical with 27 being motor vehicle accidents, 7 were for severe weather, 35 were service calls including lift assists and 46 others for investigating gas, smoke or carbon monoxide alarms.

Your donations and the funds from the Town of Westport and the Trustees of Sandcreek and Jackson Townships in Decatur County and Sandcreek and Columbia Townships in Jennings County have made it possible to maintain and upgrade our equipment and services. Our operating expenses for 2019 were
$73,385.77. Our major costs were for insurance, new equipment and fire turnout gear for 6 new volunteer firefighters.

The directors had previously established a replacement Fire truck fund. With those funds and a loan from Napoleon State Bank we were able to purchase a new 2019 pumper tanker. The cost of the new truck was $232,639. The current loan balance on the truck is $67,055.74. This truck replaces our 25 year old 1994 International Tanker. We will continuw our replacement fund as we have other trucks that will need to be replaced in the near future.

We thank you again for your donations. You may send your donation to the Fire Departmebt at PO Box 119, Westport, IN 47283-0119 or give it to one of the Officers.

 

This web site is dedicated to all who volunteer to help our community. May God bless and protect these good people at all times.