Craig Rural Fire Protection District board recap for Sept. 17
The Craig Rural Fire Protection District board did the following at its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Thursday:
• Approved bills for the month of August in the amount of $25,698.
• Reviewed a draft budget for 2016. The first reading of the budget will take place at the October meeting. The budget will be made available to the public prior to the meeting.
• Approved a purchase order for bunker gear racks from Gear Grid Corporation in the amount of $10,300.
• Received a budget review from Treasurer Chris Nichols, who said overall the district is in good shape. The district has received just below 99 percent of its revenue this year and expended 63 percent of the budget.
• Listened to an update on Craig Fire/Rescue’s operations from Fire Chief KC Hume. Hume said firefighter recruitment is wrapping up at the end of the month and then the selection process will begin. There are currently six recruits.
In his report Hume spoke about Craig Fire/Rescue assistances with Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s rubber duck race earlier this month.
Hume said the department assisted in various roles, including brining in the Classic Lifeguard Air Medical Service helicopter at Loudy-Simpson Park.
Craig Fire/Rescue also “assisted in depositing 350 plus ducks into the Yampa River off of the Ranney Street bridge,” according to Hume.
“It was a lot of fun to help and follow those ducks down,” said Hume, noting that the event drew a substantial crowd.
• Thanked Battalion Chief Troy Hampton for his work coordinating fundraisers with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. On Labor Day, Hampton and his fellow firefighters raised $5,762 for the MDA as a part of its Fill The Boot campaign. Hampton said it was one of the most successful fundraisers the department has ever done.
7:00 a.m. Near the intersection of First Street and U.S. Highway 40, police in Craig responded to a property damage crash call. Officers investigated an accident between two pickup trucks.