Top: Democratic Women's Club of Kingman: The club met on June 12 at Calico's Restaurant. Carol Decker-Noli (center front) was installed as president by outgoing president Mert Glancy and was presented with the gavel. Carol then installed Mert Glancy (right) as vice president, Joan Johns (left) as treasurer and LaDeana Baker (center back) as secretary. Members were given a membership profile to fill out and were told that at the next meeting, July 10, they would receive their membership ID cards and name tags. Several new ladies were introduced and six new members paid dues.
Bottom: Pine Lake Fire Department: Hualapai Mountain's Pine Lake Fire Department recently received an Arizona State Forestry Grant made possible by the state's Volunteer Fire Assistance Program. The 50/50 grant allowed Pine Lake Fire Department to purchase 10 new self-contained breathing apparatuses, also known as SCBAs. The new SCBAs were provided by FDC Rescue products. Company president Earl Johnson and sales representative Dale Price showed the Pine Lake Fire Department how to use the new units. This model of SCBA has a heads-up display with an in-mask microphone, integrated personal alert safety system with locator light and dual-tether buddy breather hose. The new units have a capacity of 45 minutes, giving firefighters more valuable time, and the carbon-fiber cylinders are also much lighter than their metal counterparts. Pine Lake Fire Chief John Sticka gave a personal thanks to FDC's Dale Price and Earl Johnson and the state of Arizona. "The department would like to thank FDC Rescue Products for the new SCBAs," he said. "We also would like to thank the Arizona State Forestry Department for working with volunteer fire departments and working to provide increased safety for our firefighters." Pine Lake Fire Department has 20 volunteer members and serves about 150 homes in the Pine Lake Community. Pictured is Fire Chief John Sticka, right, presenting a check to Earl Johnson, left.