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Bradley-Prosperity Volunteer Fire Department
Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 - 10:27:37 AM
BRADLEY-PROSPERITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT proudly protects 10000 people living in an area of 58.174 square miles. We operate out of 2 stations that protect a primarily residential area. Our department is a public department whose members are on a volunteer status.
WE ARE A VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENT WITH 28 MEMBERS. WE ARE FUNDED BY FIRE FEES PAID BY THE BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS THAT WE SERVE AND BY HOLDING BINGO TWICE A WEEK. WE ALSO RECEIVE LIMITED FUNDING FROM A STATE SUR-TAX ON INSURANCE & FROM THE RALEIGH COUNTY COMMISSION. WE HAVE 2 STATIONS AT THE PRESENT TIME AND WE ARE LOOKING AT BUILDING A THIRD STATION TO COVER OUR AREA. WE ALSO OPERATE ARE OWN REPAIR SHOP TO REPAIR & BUILD EQUIPMENT FOR OUR DEPARTMENT. WE ALSO DO WORK FOR OTHER DEPARTMENTS IN THE AREA. WE ALSO OPERATE A HYRO-STATIC TEST SHOP TO DO HYDRO TESTING ON CYLINDERS. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING TO IMPROVE OUR ISO RATING. WE ARE WAITING ON AN INSPECTION FROM THE ISO AT THIS TIME. WE HAVE DEVELOPED A HOOK LIFT TRUCK WITH SEVERAL INTERCHANGEABLE BEDS TO IMPROVE THE SERVICE THAT WE OFFER TO OUR SERVICE AREA AT A REDUCED COST & LOWER UP KEEP COST. WE ANSWER OVER 325 CALLS PER YEAR. WE HAVE A TRAINING AREA THAT INCLUDED A 55 FOOT TRAINING TOWER.
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