Volunteer Ranks Increase @ Lincoln Fire District

There has been a decided increase in the volunteer ranks at the Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 since last year, Fire Chief Kevin Reynolds told last night’s meeting of the Board of Commissioners.

Said Reynolds, “As far as our volunteer participation, our numbers on fire scene was up about 50%. The numbers on training, the number of people that get one training a month basically, was up 60%. Our number of active members, and our total numbers was up 60%.”

Reynolds has been Chief since last April.

In other business the board approved the 2016 budget after a public hearing. Estimated total revenues are about $1.31 million, with estimated expenditures about $1.29 million.

That compares to the 2015 amended budget that had revenues of $1.88 million and expenditures of about $1.2 million.

At the end of the year, there will be an estimated fund balance of about $1.42 million. That money will be banked, Chairman Richard Aillet said, for future equipment replacement.

Said Aillet, “We’re going to move in some kind of interest bearing account.” He added that it would be an “equipment replacement account. We know better than to adjust our (current) spending to meet our revenues.”

See here the budget documents:

2015 Budget, amended
2016 Budget, proposed

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