The Rosebud volunteer firemen are committed to providing emergency response service to the residents of the Rosebud region in Wheatland County. In a few short weeks they will have a new fire hall to call home.With 6,000 square feet, the volunteer firefighters will have room for a classroom training space, room to store necessary equipment, and with three emergency response vehicles at present there is room for four.
The project began over two years ago with 25 volunteers and 6,000 hours. This major community project has had strong support from business and local service clubs.
Deputy Chief Richard Zachariassen explained, “Paul Laffen, a volunteer firefighter from Rosebud, designed the fire hall, including the new Rosebud fire hall sign.
“Every night after supper when the weather conditions are co-operating, you can find Art Hudson and myself or other volunteers working on the construction of the fire hall,” Richard said.
The original fire hall is 32 years old and consists of 1,370 square feet.
With little work left to do, the fire hall will be ready for the grand opening on Monday August 15, celebrating with supper and entertainment.