Thomasville Missouri Volunteer Fire Department was recently wiped out by flooding from a “500 year flood” that hit southern Missouri. Their tanker was twisted on the frame, their engine had sand and water everywhere – including inside the engine, and their old brush truck is in the same shape.
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus is gone. Fire gear and such are gone.
They have looked downstream and found nothing.
Thomasville is a small town, just a wide spot in the wilderness basically. 68 people population, but they take care of a wide area in a very rural county. They need fire protection also.
Any help we can get them would be really appreciated. Their insurance was liability only. They will be putting in for AFG this next time around, but even if they got a new engine, it would come at a minimum 15k cost share, money they simply do not have.
We are trying to raise $15,000 to help purchase fire gear, self contained breathing apparatus, and tools for Thomasville!
Donate at Firefighter Level and receive a BHB Sticker Set.
Donate at Lieutenant Level and receive a BHB Challenge Coin
Donate at Captain Level and receive a Recycled Fire Gear Wallet
Donate at Battalion Chief Level and receive a BHB RTIC Stainless Steel Cup
Donate at Assistant Chief Level and receive a Recycled Fire Gear Messager Bag
Donate at Chief Level and receive all level prizes
Population in 2010: 68.
Median resident age:
Missouri median age:
Estimated median household income in 2015: $31,131
Estimated per capita income in 2015: $17,801
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $84,793