Cascade Volunteer Fire Department receives donations and support after theft


I’M JACOB FUHRER. CAMERA 1 LAST NIGHT AFTER THE PARADE OF LIGHTS IN GREAT FALLS- A FEW MEMBERS OF THECASCADE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT DECIDED TO EAT DINNER AT MONTANA CLUB… TAKE VO WHEN THEY CAME OUT THEY REALIZED SOMETHING WAS MISSING…. STOLEN OFF OF THE BACK OF THEIR FIRE TRUCK – A GENERATOR AND TWO GAS CANS… ### TAKE SOT: 00:25 OC: PART OF GREAT FALLS – ITS CRAZY “IT WAS CRAZY .. ITS ONE OF THOSE THINGS, WE DONATE OUR TIME AND WE DONATE A LOT OF MAN POWER AND KIND OF MAINLY A LOT OF TIME HELPING PEOPLE…FOR SOMEBODY TO KIND OF SHOW THE DARK PART OF GREAT FALLS – WHICH I KNOW IS A VERY SMALL PART OF GREAT FALLS – ITS CRAZY…” CONT. VO THAT GENERATOR COSTS ABOUT NINE HUNDRED DOLLARS AND THE GAS TANKS GO FOR ABOUT 15 DOLLARS A PIECE. THE BLACK EAGLE FIRE DEPARTMENT DECIDED TO STEP IN…MAKING A POST ON FACEBOOK WHICH GOT OVER 600 SHARES IN LESS THAT 8 HOURS… THE CHIEF TELLS US THAT THEY ARE HUMBLED BY ALL THE PEOPLE WHO REACHED OUT TO DONATE AND EVEN TRIED TO START A GO-FUND ME ACCOUNT. ### TAKE SOT: 00:21 OC:TO SEE IT FIRST HAND “THE THING THAT WE DID FIND OUT IS HOW MUCH OUTCRY FROM THE COMMUNITY AND HOW MUCH SUPPORT LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS HAVE…” “ITS AMAZING THE OUTCRY AND THE SUPPORT THAT THE COMMUNITY GIVES TO OUR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND WE ARE ALL THANKFUL FOR THAT. AND WE KNOW THAT THATS OUT THERE AND ITS JUST AMAZING TO SEE IT FIRST HAND. ” ON CAMERA TAG THIS MORNING THE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED A CALL…SOMEONE HAD DONATED 1,000 DOLLARS TO THEM. SHORTLY AFTER THAT – NORTHERN HYDRAULICS OFFERING TO GIVE THEM A GOOD DEAL ON A NEW GENERATOR…. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TELLS US THAT THEY WILL CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR

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