The Round Mountain (TX) Volunteer Fire Department (RMVFD) recently opened its new station, reports spectrumlocalnews.com.
Before it opened, the department’s digs lacked necessities like running water and air conditioning. RMVFD was operating out of an old hay shed near a gas service station with room for only four out of the department’s six emergency vehicles. The new station has space for two more apparatus in the future.
The price tag for the new space was about $944,000, and the local emergency services district took out an $800,000 loan to help pay for it, but the department was responsible for securing the rest of the $144,000. COVID put the ixnay on fundraisers, so RMVFD officials decided to send out mailers. A large volume of small community donors made it happen.