Photo by Bucky Shelby
The Bell County Volunteer Fire Department, along with community members from around Bell County, joined together in celebrating the opening of the Brownies Creek station on Saturday. It is the last of the closed stations to be open that was shuttered a few years ago. The opening put the fire department back at 100 percent fully opened. Pictured is pumper No. 8 at home. The fire department expresses appreciation to the citizens of Bell County and the Bell County Fiscal Court for their continued support. The department is still in need for volunteer members, especially in the Brownies Creek and Colmar areas. Anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter you can contact the fire department at 337-8080 or just stop by the headquarters on U.S. 119 up behind the Lighthouse Mission and Page School Center at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays.