Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department

2014 SCVFD Mail-out:

Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department
114 Herbert Taylor Lane, Elizabethton TN 37643
(423) 474-2001 Station #1 OR (423) 297-1343 Station #2
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Dear Stoney Creek Resident,

It is time for our annual mail-out fundraiser. Your donation is used exclusively for the Stoney Creek Fire
Department and is necessary for the operation of the department. The Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire
Department is an IRS 503c non-profit organization, so your donation is tax deductible.

The Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department is an all volunteer department. That means that no one in
the department gets paid anything for their time and service. We do this because we enjoy helping the
community by doing something that many do not want to do. We are committed to providing the best
service possible and all we ask is for funding that will provide us with the proper equipment. We raise this
money through this mail-out fundraiser, spring and fall roadblocks, and by selling fireworks. We do not
solicit donations over the telephone or by going door to door. Please send your donation in the enclosed
envelope.

This year we have been granted permission from the State of Tennessee to conduct a Fund-Raising
Raffle. Tickets for this raffle are $5 each and are on sale now. The grand prize is $1000 cash! Tickets will
be on sale until the drawing on November 17 which will be held at Fire Station 1 at 7 PM. Tickets will be
sold by department members. Members of the fire department and their immediate families, employees
of Appalachian Printing, and those under 18 years of age are prohibited from participating in this raffle.
Please help make the raffle successful by purchasing a ticket.

We also receive funding from Carter County in the amount of $45,000. This funding pays our truck
payment and the department's insurance. The remainder of our operating costs is paid through our fund-
raising. Other operating costs include: fuel, vehicle and equipment maintenance, utilities and upkeep of
the two fire stations, fire equipment, and fire prevention supplies.

With the arrival of fall, we ask you to use extreme caution with outdoor burning. Burning permits are
required after October 15 and are available free from the Tennessee Forestry Division by calling 725-
3281, or on-line at www.burnsafetn.org .

This year's Fire Prevention Week theme is "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives. Test Yours Every Month! "
We have included fire safety tips from the State Fire Marshal's Office for your convenience.
We continue to stress the importance of functional smoke alarms. If you need help with replacement or
installation of a smoke alarm, or cannot afford one, give us a call and leave a message and we will be glad
to help.

I appreciate your support,
Jason Shaw, Fire Chief