Things at the Fire Department are busy as usual! We have responded to nearly 400 calls in the first month of 2021, and it shows no signs of slowing down. We were finally able to give our awards for Firefighter of the Year and Fire Officer of the Year for 2019 (COVID-19 really put a wrench in the works) this past year. We would like to congratulate Firefighter Andrew Merriman and Battalion Chief Eric Schmitz for achieving those awards and working so hard to strengthen our department. Unfortunately for us, Firefighter Merriman chose to accept a position with Boise Fire Department, so we will be looking to fill that vacancy soon. That is all from the Fire Department, and until next month… Stay safe!