Rural Fire District
Pictured (L-R): James Adams, Jack Meili, Chief Doug Rees, Dale Detmer and Bob Woody)
The Beverly Rural Fire District comprises the Westfall and Beverly Fire Stations.
The Beverly Station has four fire trucks – two small pumpers, a larger pumper, and a tanker. The Beverly fire station is on the South end of Main Street in Beverly.
The department received a grant from the U.S. Forest Service three years ago, and has been trying to receive another ever since. Last year they applied for a Federal Emergency denied the grant. This year, the department is applying for FEMA grant to purchase equipment, according to Beverly Fire Chief Doug Rees.
Rees said the Beverly station has done many runs in the past couple years - he said the Westfall station is busier because of its proximity to Interstate 70.
“We are trying to keep our training up,” Rees said, despite the fact that they do most of their training in the winter, when the conflicts with agriculture are fewer.
Volunteer firefighters in Beverly are: James Adams, Dennis Ahlquist, Jason Anderson, Chris Bell, Conrad Bell, Dan Hibner, Dale Detmer, Roland Detmer, Lonnie Donley, Terry Eidet, Joe Flahery, Tim Griffin, J.D. Diaz, David Morrical, Jack Meili, Brenda Rees, Doug Rees, Rod Rees, Dean Ryan, Steve Ryan, Frank Salizar, Dave Smith, Walt Stimatze, Roy VonFange, Derek Walter, Bob Woody, Bill Woody and Mark Woody.
The Beverly fire district includes Madison and Colorado townships, as well as parts of Elkhorn, Franklin, Beaver and Logan townships.