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Volunteer Fire Department hosts successful fundraiser

Hundreds of people flocked to the Wartrace Volunteer Fire Department spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The fundraising event, which included a live-auction, raised more than $7,000.

In 2017, Wartrace purchased a second fire station at 301 Blackman Ave., on the west side of the railroad tracks that run through the middle of the town. This will allow fire personnel to respond to emergencies from either Station 6 or Substation 6, depending upon whether or not trains are blocking the intersection due to the railroad switch.

"Our goal is to use the money toward the purchase of a fire engine and medical equipment on the truck for the new fire hall," said Fire Chief Robert Dye. "We are very thankful for the generous donations made by businesses and people from the Wartrace community. These funds allow our volunteers to continue serving our town and seeing after the safety of life and property."

Wartrace Volunteer Fire Department personnel (l-r): Jonathan Carter, Adam Smith, Julia Brown, Jesse Julien, Jeremy Wallace, Rochelle Makamey, Adam Makamey, Ike Keith, and Chief Dye.

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