How does your participation help?
In the past, our Golf Tournament has been a significant source of income, allowing us to replace apparatus, purchase needed equipment, and make necessary station repairs. The pandemic has strained our resources and limited our fundraising. Despite those ongoing challenges, we recently purchased a custom 2022 Pierce Engine that was delivered in March 2022 at a cost of almost $700,000. Previous tournaments helped us purchase a brand new 2017 Pierce Enforcer 105′ Ladder Truck at a cost of nearly $1 million that is dedicated full time to serving the College Park community.
Other recent purchases include two new ambulances, a new officers’ vehicle and a 6WD Polaris/ASAP Special Response Unit custom manufactured to respond to emergency medical and fire incidents in areas with limited access such as the Anacostia Trail Network and the numerous special events in the area such as football, concerts and Maryland Day. We are very proud of our purchases, whose special features allow us to safely respond to and operate on a variety of emergency incidents throughout the community. This state of the art equipment benefits every resident and visitor to College Park. And it is a point of pride for everyone associated with CPVFD.
As we prepare for the tournament, we are beginning a major renovation of the firehouse, including the living quarters that are so critical to recruiting and maintaining the best volunteers. That effort, which is also addressing health and safety issues, is expected to cost well over $100,000. Your sponsorship and participation in our Annual Golf Tournament will directly impact our ability to continue to update and improve our fleet of apparatus, update our station and to purchase needed equipment.