I received a paper from the Small town I went to school in, Argyle, MN – Population 639. They have 25 Fire Department volunteers and unfortunately we have only six. Under Kevin Pittman as Fire Chief, it seemed that the volunteers of the White Springs Fire Department were a real brotherhood similar to the community I came from. Unfortunately our Town Manager ruined our Fire Department for no reason which in our opinion would seem valid.
I do not know why the Town doesn’t stop the Stith-Greene show because nothing has changed from the other times Stith has handled the firefighters. No one wishes to work with these two and again like before we have only four firefighters within a 15 mile radius.
The Town by charter is responsible for our fire protection and if something cannot be done with the Stith-Green show, both should be removed, an apology given to Mr. Pittman and the other firefighters and admitting you have been wrong and that you hope they will all come back..
THIS COULD BE WHITE SPRINGS IF OUR OFFICIALS WERE NOT SUCH IDIOTS BY LISTENING TO A TOWN MANAGER WHO HAS NO IDEA WHAT A FIRE DEPARTMENT IS ALL ABOUT
The Article was entitled “Small Town Heroes”. “The Argyle Volunteer Fire Department consists of 25 members. The department also serves as a First Responder Unit and has 5 EMT’s and 11 Fire Responders (EMRs). Two additional community members are EMT certified and help on calls when they are available.
The Argyle Volunteer Fire Department responded to 70 calls in 2013. Forty-eight were medical related, twenty-two were fire related and fourteen were false alarms. The department devoted 1,320 hours to training.
According to Chief Kelly, that’s 270 years of experience (all 25 volunteers). That’s a lot of dedication.
The Argyle Volunteer Fire Department conducts various fundraisers throughout the year. This year, they are presenting a first annual Helicopter Golf Ball Drop on Friday June 27, 2014, at the Argyle Fire Department versus the Stephen Fire Department Softball Game during the annual Meet Your Neighbor Day Celebration. Look for the tickets around town at the various locations. Support our local volunteers”
The Community of Argyle is very proud and thankful for the past, present and future firefighters, who volunteer their time to train, respond and console in our citizen’s times of need”.
ARGYLE FIRE DEPARTMENT & RESCUE SQUAD
Emergency services are provided with average response time to 911 calls, about five minutes by the local rescue squad. The hospital ambulance is just 10 minutes away with clinic, hospital, nursing home, pharmacy, chiropractor, dentist, and county nursing service all within 10 miles.
The Argyle Fire Department and Rescue Squad has a force of 25 people with three trucks and a Class III ambulance for emergency situations. This is one of the best equipped small town emergency rescue organizations in northwest Minnesota. The first responder unit with 13 members plus six certified Emergency Medical Technicians help with urgent medical rescues.