Backus Fire Department
Dear Friends and Citizens,
Another year has come and gone since we came
to you with our goal of owning a "Jaws
of Life" rescue tool. Due to your generous
response the rescue tool was put into service
in July of 2000. This tool has been out to
fire calls involving motor vehicle accidents.
We have also added an "Orion" rescue
sled to our list of available equipment. This
unique sled allows the department to rescue
an injured person in the most remote area.
It runs on wheels in the summer, and skis
in the winter, providing four season rescue
capabilities. It is pulled by ATV's or snowmobiles
on loan from various firemen. A big THANK
YOU goes out to the Backus American Legion
for the generous donation that made this purchase
Another goal was also reached recently. We
were finally able to purchase a new fire truck.
This will replace the "old red"
truck which will still be used if needed.
This addition will allow the department to
move safely and efficiently serve you.
While we have made many improvements over
the last year, we continue to need support
from the people we serve. There is always
something more that needs to be done. Training,
safety equipment, supplies and truck maintenance
are just a few. Again, we are asking for support
from our community. Please think about donating
to a volunteer, local organization this year,
$50, $25, $10, or even $1.00, no amount is
too small and is greatly appreciated. Every
dollar received will help a Backus Fire Fighter
safely assist you when you need it most.
The Backus Fire Department proudly serves
the City of Backus, and the townships of Bull
Moose, Blind Lake, Deerfield, McKinley, Pine
River, Ponto and Powers.
Thank you to all the people and organizations
that have, and will, donate to our Volunteer
Fire Department. Your gifts help us serve
our wonderful community.
Address your donations to:
Backus Volunteer Fire Department
PO Box 44
Backus, MN 56435.