With hopes of a community turnout similar to one held recently at Arjay, the Bell County Volunteer Fire Department (BCVFD) has scheduled an open house for the Colmar fire station.
The announcement was made during the regular BCVFD meeting on Tuesday. The event is scheduled to take place from noon to 5 p.m. on April 26.
“Let’s do this station over at Colmar like we did Arjay,” said BCVFD President Adron Wilson. “Let’s go over and show our participation.”
The fire department plans on having food and drinks at the event. There will also be applications for those who wish to join the department.
“If we get real good participation and it’s a successful meeting, we’ll look hard at trying to maybe get, if our finances work out, it reopened,” said BCVFD Vice President Roy Amburgy.
Just over two weeks ago, the BCVFD held a celebration for the reopening of the Arjay fire station. Both the Colmar and Arjay stations were closed at approximately the same time in December 2011. They were the first two stations to be closed.
Anyone wanting to become a volunteer firefighter should go to the captain of the station in your local community. Amburgy said the company of that station would discuss who wants to volunteer, sign off and bring it before the fire department as a whole. Then proper paperwork would have to be filed, he said.
“It’s easy to volunteer,” said Amburgy about the process during a previous interview. “We need volunteers.”
For more information on the BCVFD, visit their website at www.bellcountyvolunteerfiredept.com.
Anthony Cloud can be contacted at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.