The Stevensville Rural Fire District announced the donation of property for the future home of the Sunset Fire Station.
The property was donated by the Olson family. It is located at the corner of North Sunset Bench Road and Chapman Lane.
The Olson family, Wayne, Judy and sons Rex and Robbie, have been involved with the Stevensville Rural Fire District for many years.
Wayne was the chairman of the Stevensville Rural Fire District Board. Robbie was a firefighter and Rex currently holds the position of District Fire Chief. Recognizing the need for a better location and building, they graciously subdivided an acre lot from a parcel they own at the corner of North Sunset Bench Road and Chapman Drive and donated it to the Stevensville Rural Fire District.
It is selfless acts like this that keep communities growing and, in this case, helps with better Fire and EMS protection, said a press release.
It is the intention of the Stevensville Rural Fire District to build a station on the site as soon as funds become available. The new station will be very similar to the recently constructed Etna Fire Station on Willoughby near Eastside Highway.
The Stevensville Rural Fire District Board has recently replaced two older stations and developed an administrative/training facility at the westside fire station site. This was funded by district savings and a loan from Farmers State Bank and did not raise taxes for residents in the district.
The board is proud to have one of the lowest mill levy in the valley. The Sunset Station will replace an existing station that currently has no running water or sewer facilities. The district plans to incorporate a community room that can be used by area groups to have meetings and gatherings as we did at the Etna Fire Station.
Volunteers are always needed and donations to help this needed improvement for the Fire District are always welcome.
Burn permits will be allowed on a day to day basis beginning Sunday, September 30th, 2018.
Press Release Prepared by : Sheriff Steve Holton
By Resolution of the Board of Ravalli County Commissioners, open burning will remain closed until Sunday, September 30th, 2018. Beginning on Sunday, burning will open on a day to day basis as determined by fire danger and air quality. Activated burn permits are required for all open burning in Ravalli County. To learn whether burning is allowed, residents should log in to the burn permit system using the link on the Ravalli County Sheriff's app for mobile devices, or at burnpermit.mt.gov. Residents can also activate their burn permit by calling1-866-212-6318. The burn permit system will not allow permits to be activated if burning is not allowed on that particular day, due to low air quality or high fire danger.
Please do your part to prevent wildfire this year; one less spark is one less wildfire.