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Annual Fish Fry Nears for Blanco Vol. Fire Department
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 • Posted March 11, 2008

The Blanco Volunteer Fire Department invites the community to the Eleventh Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser. The event will be on Saturday, April 5, at the fire station, which is at 503 Pecan Street, from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM. We had a great turnout last year and we expect this year will be just as successful!

During the past year, new equipment was purchased, allowing your fire department to better serve the community. An air compressor capable of compressing breathable air with a fill station was purchased. This new equipment enables the firefighters to refill the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBAs) with breathable air at the fire station. In addition, a mobile cascade system and fill station were purchased and placed on our rescue vehicle. This additional equipment permits the refilling of the SCBAs while at an incident. The addition of these pieces of equipment has extended the time your firefighters can perform their duties in an environment where the air is depleted or filled with hazardous materials. This year, with your help, we plan to enhance our safety capability with the purchase of a thermal imaging camera (TIC). This life saving device identifies heat through walls and in low-visibility areas. A TIC can identify where possible flashovers or back drafts exist, alerting firefighters of possible danger. A TIC can also identify hot spots in walls as well as help with search and rescue operations in low-visibility situations. Everything we do is made possible through the support and help of our generous community and through the generosity of the surrounding communities.

Please help with your tax-deductible donation, which will be acknowledged in writing. You may contact us at 830-833-5009 (please leave a message). Our mailing address is PO Box 868, Blanco, Texas 78606-0868. You may contact me personally at 512-413-0801. Do not hesitate to call us if you or someone you know would like to become a volunteer, whether it is for the fish fry or to join the fire department.

Mark your calendar and join us April 5! We will have plenty of fried fish with all the trimmings. Your donation per plate will include dessert and a drink! Bring your family and friends, eat in or carry out. Come have a great time with us. Support your Blanco Volunteer Fire Fighters!

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