570-648-4572 shamtwp@ptd.net
138 Old Reading Road, Sunbury, PA 17801

Stonington Volunteer Fire Company

2732 State Route 61
Sunbury, PA 17801
570-286-3142

Dear Members & Neighbors

 

The time has come once again for our annual fund drive. We would like to thank the entire community for all the monetary donations, thank you notes, and the words of encouragement spoken directly to our first responders, they are greatly appreciated. Thanks to your generosity the 2023 fund drive campaign brought in over $20,000! In 2023 we responded to 250 incidents. Responding to these incidents translate into thousands of firefighter, fire police and equipment hours. This does not include hundreds of hours spend on training and fund raising events.

How does your money get spent? Unfortunately this winter we’ve had to open our facilities as a shelter for the community. This was due to two widespread power outages that lasted multiple days. Our social hall was open as a warming station for those without heat, source of fresh water and electricity for keeping personal devices charged. Also, with the help of the Red Cross meals were also provided to those who sought shelter at our station. In addition, monies are used for upkeep on building and grounds, maintaining firefighting equipment and apparatus, replacing expired equipment and as technology advances we must replace outdated equipment.  With newer and safer equipment, we can serve the community better and reduce loss of life and property.

Our next ‘major’ project…The time is coming where will need to think about replacing our main piece of apparatus. Currently Engine 631 a 1999 La France pumper is serving us well since we purchased it from a neighboring fire company. Moving forward we will be forming a committee to explore what type of apparatus would best serve the community, how will this project be financed and what will the timeline be. Our expectations are that this process to take 8 to 10 years to complete and the cost of replacing the engine with another quality used piece of apparatus will be between $300,000 and $500,000. If you would like your contribution to go directly to the “Truck Fund” please designate on the memo line of your check.

We apply for grants annually, from all levels of government, in efforts to offset our expenditures. Sad to say we do not get awarded these grants as often as we’d like. That’s why we reach out to you, our friends and neighbors, annually asking for your help. The ongoing support we receive from the community, year after year, shows that we are not only providing a needed service but a service supported by those we serve. Of all the fund-raising projects we do, this fund drive brings in the most revenue and funds almost half of our annual budget.  So your annual donation plays a vital part in keeping the station in operation.

 

2024 FUNDRAISING EVENTS

 

Please don’t forget to mark the following dates on your calendar:

 

Chicken BBQ’s on May 5th  and July 28th, 2024

Dinners will be “TAKE OUT ONLY” and as in the past drive thru service.

Reminder to get your chicken BBQ tickets in advance to insure you are not victim of a “sell out”. Tickets can be purchased at the station on Wednesday nights or from any member.

16th Annual Gun Raffle on September 21st, 2024

Tickets will be available from members throughout the year and Wednesday nights at our station.

Keep an eye on our LED sign on the station for events not listed here. Also for ticket availability for both Chicken BBQ’s and Gun Raffle.

Reflective address signs $15.00.

Available on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Signs are made while you wait. These signs are a great benefit in locating you in case of an emergency.  If you are elderly and unable to get out to the station please call us to make arrangements for you to receive one.

 

Social Hall Rentals

Our Social Hall is available to members as well as the general public for rent. Rental fee starts at $200.A refundable security deposit will be required for all rentals. Please contact a member for more info…

 

 

        We are always in need of volunteers whether it be as a first responder or just helping out around the station. We also have an active Auxiliary that helps with non-emergency and fundraising activities. If you are interested in joining either the Fire Company or Auxiliary and are at least 18 years of age please contact any member or call the station at 570-286-3142. Please leave a message if no one answers. If you are not interested in volunteering, social memberships are also available.

 

Stay Safe & Check Your Smoke Alarms…Change Your Batteries!

Stonington Volunteer Fire Co. – 2024 Fund Drive Committee

 

**Primary coverage areas consist of Shamokin & Rockefeller Townships and Snydertown Borough. We also provide mutual aid to Lower Augusta, Upper Augusta, Coal, Zerbe, Ralpho & Rush Townships, Sunbury, Trevorton and other counties and communities that need our assistance.

Stay safe and check your smoke alarms…Change your batteries!


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