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 A BRIEF HISTORY OF

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

 
In 1762, Plainfield Township was formed.  From that time until 1961 the township had to rely on personal or outside agencies to supply fire protection.  In 1961, nearly 200 years since the formation of the township, a group of caring residents joined forces and mortgaged their homes to form what is today known as the Plainfield Township Volunteer Fire Company.  Since then many men and women have dedicated their time to insure the safety of your family and neighbors.  Through countless hours of training, fund raising and responding to emergency calls these select few have kept your safety assured while not burdening your tax dollars.
 
Did you know since 1961 the Plainfield Township Volunteer Fire Company has received less than $1,000,000.00 of tax payer dollars?  That's less than $23,000.00 per year.  Did you know the fire company's monthly expenses total nearly $20,000.00 a month?  So how do we provide such top quality service?  Again, with fund raising and "YOU".  By your donation you help continue the tradition started back in 1961 by those caring individuals to help assure the safety of everyone.  By sending in your family or business contributions you can help maintain a commitment of safety and dedication that will benefit your entire community.
 
From our humble beginnings, when we first used Itterly's Car Wash on Sullivan Trail to house our first fire truck to the state of the art fire house just a half a mile south that we use today.  These major accomplishments could not have been possible without your support.