VIDEO: For four years, the Solon Fire Department has collected donations from all over the country, and even the world. Now, they’re at $1.3 million.
”The agency board that governs the fire department has graciously offered to put in one million dollars towards the project, and the City of Solon has stepped up,” Fire Chief Bob Siddell told TV-9. “The city went ahead and did a bond for the remaining amount.”
Equipment, vehicles, and gear cramped into the current space, originally built in 1959 and meant to last only 20 years. That’s why the call for donations came from all over Solon, Johnson County, and in some cases, the nation.
”Right now we’re at 1300 people world wide. Represents 33 states, 40 counties in Iowa, that’s almost 40 percent, but the weird thing is 7 countries and that’s the power of social media,” said Greg Morris.