by Cori Hilsgen
St. Joseph City Council member Bob Loso updated council members about the Feb. 5 Fire Board meeting at a recent council meeting.
He said the board approved two people to attend the State Fire Convention in Owatonna, the purchase of 10 new pairs of fire boots and a monthly stipend for one firefighter who is required to do a lot of data entry after fire calls. He said the department is also retiring some out-of-date surplus items.
Loso said the St. Joseph Fire Department is seeking two new members. There is also a possibility of two more members retiring this year. The department currently has 28 members and is hoping the new applicants could start June 1. If anyone is interested in joining the fire department, they should apply online or at the St. Joseph City Hall.