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"Prevent Kitchen Fires"—that's the messageof this year's Fire Prevention Week
From October 6-12, we'll be spreading the word that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home—and we'll help teach people how to keep cooking fires from starting in the first place.
This letter was previously mailed to the citizens in the Pocomoke City Fire District.
Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.
This is National Fire Prevention week and each year at this time the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company conducts our annual sustaining campaign. this is when we ask for you financial support in helping the fire company meet its budgetary needs for the day to day operation of the organization.
The cost of maintaining a first class emergency response operation is staggering. We are fortunate to receive outstanding financial assistance from the City of Pocomoke, Worcester and Somerset Counties, and the State of Maryland. However, these funds do not completely cover the full amount of our budget and that is why we come to you each year asking for your generous donation. These are exciting times for our fire company. While many volunteer organizations are having difficulty filling their ranks, we are very fortunate to have a roster of over 70 dedicated active volunteers who, at a moment's notice, are ready to answer your call for help. Our members are all trained as certified firefighters and many have specialty advanced certifications such as hazardous materials technicians, rescue technicians and fire prevention specialists. In addition the fire company has a very active Cadet Corps for youths beginning at age 14 who are interested in joining the fire serve. The program has proved to be very successful and the cadet corps has made a significant contribution to our fire company.
From an emergency response standpoint, your fire company has experienced a very busy past year. We answered nearly 250 alarms for fires, rescues, motor vehicle accidents, and hazardous conditions. This translates into thousands of hours of volunteer service by our devoted firefighters. This coming year will mark a major milestone in the history of your fire company. Incorporated in 1888, the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company will mark its 125th anniversary in 2013. Our organization is one of the oldest continuously active volunteer fire companies in the nation. We intend to celebrate the anniversary with several community events and we will keep you informed of our plans during the year. In closing, we thank you in advance for your kindness in helping to sustain our organization. We do hope that you consider our request for support for we must depend on your generosity to maintain the level of fire and rescue services that you and your neighbors deserve. We have provided a self-addressed envelope in which you can return your tax-deductible donation. And to see your fire company in action, please visit our website at www.pocomokefire.com. There you will find photos, news and other valuable information about the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company. With our sincerest gratitude, The Members of the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company
The Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company is recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and contributions are tax-deductible as provided by law
"Service to our Community Since 1888"
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The reality is that when fire strikes, your home could be engulfed in smoke and flames in just a few minutes. It is important to have a home fire escape plan that prepares your family to think fast and get out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds. What if your first escape route is blocked by smoke or flames? That's why having two ways out is such a key part of your plan.