The Swifton volunteer fire department provides fire fighter services and protection for Cash, Tuckerman and Elisha and other local communities, and puts out an average of six to eight house fires in its protection area every year.
Volunteer firefighter Maston Kinder was born and raised in Swifton, and has been involved in the department for sixteen years. He and roughly ten to twelve other volunteer firefighters do their best to respond to dispatch calls as quickly as possible. Swifton's volunteer fire department does, however, experience setbacks due to a lack of pay and manpower.
Kinder emphasizes the department is focused on growing, but needs more recruits and people willing to be involved, and serve in law enforcement roles in the community.
Those interested in becoming volunteer firefighters are required to take two courses with the Swifton Fire Department, and one state mandated course before serving as firefighters. Meetings are held every first and third Monday of the month at 7pm at the Swifton Fire Department.
The Swifton Fire Department will hold the annual Swifton Fall Festival, and chili fundraiser on Saturday, September 21st at 9am at the department.