Election Day is now scheduled for Tuesday, June 9th. Please vote “Yes” for the volunteer fire levy! According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), approximately 82% of fire departments in the United States are either all volunteer or mostly volunteer. Volunteer fire departments rely on community support, such as fundraisers and levies, to provide service in the community. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made fundraising difficult if not impossible. The volunteer fire levy is a critical source of funding for volunteer fire departments in Monongalia County, and without it, many may not be able to continue operations.