By Betty Lee
With donations from Gould’s Electric, Clay County Bank, Legg’s Welding, and Anton Truss, the Lizemore Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service was able to purchase a fisherman’s kayak and a set of kayaks to raffle off to provide a much-needed equipment upgrade to the department. Since they receive no county assistance, the fire department/ambulance service is responsible for upgrades. They are wanting to purchase a Lifepack 15 cardiac monitor to replace the Lifepack 12 they are currently using.
The Lifepack 12 they use now is being phased out, meaning it can no longer be serviced nor parts ordered. This is a costly piece of equipment, running around $35,000, so fundraising has been started to offset the expense to the department. Lizemore Ambulance Service is owned by the Lizemore Volunteer Fire Department and relies on 911 calls, transports, and insurance companies for revenue. The fundraising is a perfect way to gain community involvement and offset these expenses to the department.
The raffle will be held on August 27 at 7 p.m., and ticket prices are $15 or two for $25 for the fisherman’s kayak (including everything to hit the water, besides your pole) and $10 or three for $25 for the set of kayaks (including paddles, whistles, and gift cards to purchase life vests) Contact the Ambulance service at 304-587-6058 or Missy Friend at 304-880-8503 to purchase tickets.