While many departments hold dinners, breakfasts, bingo and raffles to raise money for equipment, Hermitage firefighters are turning to burning barrels.
Over 200 steel drums were donated by the city’s wastewater treatment plant, WKBN reported.
Money from the sales of the 55-gallon barrels will go toward the purchase of a new fire truck, according to Chief Fire Marshal John Flynn.
In addition to the money, firefighters believe residents will be helping them if they use the barrels.
“Brush fires that are on the ground typically will take off and go into the woods. Generally, when somebody is burning in a burn barrel, they generally have it contained. And it’s so it doesn’t get into the woods,” Flynn said