SYRACUSE — With discussions about fire station improvements completed last month, Turkey Creek Fire Board dispensed with business in seven minutes Monday, June 11.
The only agenda item was receiving Fire Chief Mickey Scott’s monthly report.
Scott informed the board he is currently working on 2019 budget proposals for the operations and equipment replacement budgets and a department truck committee is meeting to prepare bid specifications to replace a 2002 fire engine.
The estimated build time for a new engine is 13 months.
Scott noted the department has used only 27 percent of its 2018 operations budget with the year nearly half over.
He also reported the department responded to 17 fire calls and 72 EMS calls in May.
The territory suffered property loss of approximately $90,000 and the department saved approximately $80,000 worth of property from fire damage.
Department fire and EMS personnel underwent 603 hours of training on topics such as truck and equipment operations, setting up and establishing water supply operations, paratech rescue stabilization struts, operation and maintenance of personal protective equipment and heat related emergencies.
The monthly outdoor warning siren test confirmed all sirens were functioning correctly.
Scott said proposals for fire station renovations were advertised. Sealed bids are due by 2 p.m. Friday, June 29.
The department will hold its annual pork chop and chicken barbecue fundraiser beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Fire Station 1.
Pork chops and chicken halves will be $6 and corn on the cob will cost $1 per ear.
The board will next meet at 6:45 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Syracuse Town Hall.