Cresson Volunteer Fire Department proudly announces the grand opening of Cresson Station 2, located inside the entrance to Bourland Field Estates, 17999 US 377 South in Cresson. The entrance is 3.8 miles northeast of State Highway 171 and the railroad crossing in Cresson. Parking will be just inside the gate along Constellation Drive.
Operational since Jan. 1, Cresson Station 2 will host an open house, Sat., May 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the entire community. Everyone can ride on a fire engine from the parking area to the event. Once at the station, attendees will find a variety of activities, including tours of ambulances and helicopters, bounce houses, face painting and opportunities to visit with both Sparky and Smokey Bear. The kids will be invited to spray water from a real fire hose.
Lunch will include smoked brisket and all the fixin’s "until it’s gone." Kids can fill up on all the hot dogs they can eat. A raffle will include open cockpit biplane rides, rides to school in a fire engine and a racing experience driving an exotic sports car. All donations are tax deductible.
The open house has been made possible with the support of Johnson County ESD-1 and Parker County ESD-6.
Those who live in the immediate Cresson area will be encouraged to apply for membership in the department and share the feeling one gets from helping those in need.
"It’s my way of giving back to my community. I enjoy helping my neighbors and expect nothing in return,” Cresson firefighter Jacob Shelly said.
Captain Jerad Gomez made similar remarks.
“Nothing makes me feel better than the camaraderie of my brothers and sisters…knowing what you do and the decisions you make on each call will have a positive effect on someone you don’t even know," he said.
For more information members of the media may contact: Norm Tindell, Lt./EMTI, Public Information Officer, Cresson Fire Department 817-228-9874 firstname.lastname@example.org