It costs a LOT of $$ to keep a fire department running!
One set of firefighter turnout gear is over $3,000
Maintenance for 6 trucks and tankers is thousands of dollars a year- just to keep them on the road.
The utility bill to keep the lights on is around $1,000 a month.
Thousands of dollars are spent on training classes for firefighting, EMT, driver training, safety, etc. for each member.
We rely on generous funding through grants, fees, etc from several agencies- but they don't cover our budget.
To meet the rest of our budget, we rely on your help. We have a yearly portrait drive where support staff go door-to-door asking for help, and they should be carrying a letter from our officers as proof of participation on Underwood-Petersville letterhead.
If you would like to donate directly to the work of the UPVFD, our facebook page
(linked to the image on the left) has a button that will send 100% of your donation here quickly and securely. Just hit the 'donate' button under the cover photo!