Fire department receives $2,500 grant from MDC
The SFPD has received a matching grant of $2,458.48 through the Volunteer Fire Assistance Program, which is a joint effort between the U.S. Forest Service and the MDC.
SFPD trains at junior firefighting academy
Three members of the Steelville Fire Protection District participated in the Sullivan Junior Fire Academy during the week of June 16-20. Battalion Chief Joe Smart assisted as an instructor, Board President Michael “Tiny” Keen also helped out, and Junior Officer Nathan Howdeshell was involved in the training events.
Fire department has busy Saturday
The Steelville Fire Protection District responded to the following calls between June 17 and 23:
• June 18—Still alarm landing zone set up for EMS; still alarm vehicle accident at Highways M and U. Units requested for traffic control.
Park bathrooms still an issue for the city
Steelville Community Park bathrooms will be open again after a number of complaints were fielded by city personnel. At the city council meeting held on Monday, June 16, the problem of dealing with the destruction wreaked by vandals while still offering facilities for park patrons was again discussed.
Steelville church makes a difference on mission trip
Several members of Steelville Assembly of God recently returned home from a mission trip to Newark, New Jersey. The trip took place from May 23-31, with 14 teenagers and five adults participating.