A light will always be on at the fire station

Shown with the generator are (l) Dave Lloyd, fire chief, Steve Pence, who wrote the grant application to the endowment, and Tam Elerding with the Hardin County Community Endowment.

When the Eldora firemen moved out to the old Tri-Rinse building on the south edge of town, they found a new home with space to grow in.

Enough, it turns out, the fire station could, to some degree, serve as a shelter for a big part of the community in case of something dire. The department had space enough and was modern enough to accommodate a lot of emergencies.

They might include some not normally associated with day to day operations of the fire department. And should one arise, the Hardin County Community Endowment wanted to help fund purchase of a generator that could keep the power on to the center come what may.

The fire department can’t put up the whole town, but it could make an all but live-in shelter for critical populations.

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