Fletcher volunteer fire hosts successful fundraiser - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Fletcher volunteer fire hosts successful fundraiser

FLETCHER, Okla._The Fletcher Volunteer Fire Department held a breakfast fundraiser Saturday morning in an attempt to raise money for modernizing some of their equipment.

People in and around Fletcher gathered at the community center to get their eggs, bacon and biscuits, but the only thing better than the food is the cause.

There is no question about it, most volunteer fire departments just do what they can to keep operations possible. For Fletcher, it's no different. Fletcher Fire Chief Daniel Lynch says money is extremely tight.

"We're needing it bad, all of our departments need it,” Lynch said. Our equipment needs to be updated to stay in compliance with the NFBA. We have to do this, these small communities don't have the revenue like these large departments do."

This is the reason they are doing the fundraiser. Everyone loves a good meal to start the day, and how can you beat such a great spread? 65 dozen eggs, 62 pounds of sausage as well as bacon and about 60 cans of biscuits. Not to mention the three other trips to the store. The numbers help, but Lynch says he has always known how important this department is to the town.

"The community has really stepped up,” Lynch said. “I've got a ton of new guys that have stepped up, it's just hard to explain. It's like starting a new department, and it's really gone well. The community has stood behind us no matter what we need."

Lynch said although this is a great start, the fight against money can't be won all at once. He said donations are always welcome.

"You can drop donations off at city hall anytime you want to, or one of our firemen, if you catch them, they can take it and drop it off at city hall,” Lynch said. “We do a lot of controlled burns around here for the farmers and they have been good about donating money for us."

It's safe to say the fundraiser was a success for all who were involved. The fire department received $3,960 in donations Saturday alone. The Masonic Lodge agreed to match the donations up to $1,000, which brought the total to $4,960.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Truck crashes into store, misses woman and child, caught on camera

    Truck crashes into store, misses woman and child, caught on camera

    Friday, July 28 2017 6:19 AM EDT2017-07-28 10:19:35 GMT
    Friday, July 28 2017 6:19 AM EDT2017-07-28 10:19:35 GMT

    A handful of people were in the danger zone as a box truck attempted to park in front of a 99-cent store in New York.

    A handful of people were in the danger zone as a box truck attempted to park in front of a 99-cent store in New York.

  • Russia sanctions bill gets heavy support, heads to Trump

    Russia sanctions bill gets heavy support, heads to Trump

    Friday, July 28 2017 3:59 AM EDT2017-07-28 07:59:30 GMT
    Friday, July 28 2017 5:29 AM EDT2017-07-28 09:29:25 GMT

    The Senate's decisive vote to approve a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea sends the popular bill to President Donald Trump, who will be under pressure to sign it after weeks of intense negotiations.

    The Senate's decisive vote to approve a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea sends the popular bill to President Donald Trump, who will be under pressure to sign it after weeks of intense negotiations.

  • Pentagon, border wall covered in $788B House spending bill

    Pentagon, border wall covered in $788B House spending bill

    Thursday, July 27 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-07-27 16:48:59 GMT
    Friday, July 28 2017 4:40 AM EDT2017-07-28 08:40:19 GMT
    The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon. (Source: CNN)The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon. (Source: CNN)

    The GOP-controlled House is plowing ahead on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and deliver a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico...

    The GOP-controlled House is plowing ahead on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and deliver a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Powered by Frankly