Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
By John Gohmann
Kimball Fire Chief
The Kimball Area Fire Department and Rescue is proud to announce that we have received a grant from Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program for the amount of $111,535 to be used to purchase 14 new S.C.B.A.s (self-contained breathing apparatus) with 14 extra bottles and a new face piece for each of our members. Plus, we will be receiving 22 new sets of turnout gear. This grant is huge for our fire department. All of our protective equipment was nearing the end of its life span and needed to be replaced. We have tried for this grant for the past seven years. For 2009, we hired a grant writer that specializes in fire department grants, so a big thank-you goes out to Lisa Rath for her great work in writing our grant.
Now that summer is in full force, I just wanted to remind everyone in the city of Kimball that the only fire allowed is a 3-foot by 3-foot maximum recreational fire, burning only firewood.
Kimball Days is right around the corner, so we are hoping everyone will come out and support our town's activities. There is something for just about everyone to participate in. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate for the whole weekend, and everyone will have a safe and fun Kimball Days. I am sure that by now you have heard that Sunday's parade route has changed and we will start at
St. Anne's, and end at Linden Avenue and Highway 55. This was done so that we didn't have to block Highway 15. My opinion is that this will have no effect on the parade and that everyone will have plenty of area to view it, so come out and bring your friends and family to enjoy our Grand Day Parade. It is the perfect end to a great weekend.