Jones Co. business owners donate office to Powers Fire and Rescue


JONES Co., Miss - Powers Fire & Rescue has received what is being deemed a major donation of an office building which will complement the volunteer fire department's existing fire station on Hwy. 184 in the Powers Community in Jones County, Mississippi. B&C Mobile Homes owners Bo & Beverly Burroughs donated a 28' x 56' double-wide manufactured office building which was delivered and installed by B&C Mobile Homes personnel last week at the Powers fire station. B&C Mobile Homes is located at 1513 Hwy. 84 East in Laurel, Mississippi.

The 1,568 square foot office building features two meeting space areas, three offices, kitchen, men's and women's bathroom facilities and is equipped with hot water heaters, a central heat and air conditioning unit along with a wired fire alarm system with battery backup. The value of the office building is $38,500.00. B&C Mobile Homes owner Bo Burroughs recently joined Powers Fire & Rescue as a volunteer firefighter and is currently enrolled in the Mississippi Certified Volunteer Firefighter 1 course.

"Beverly and I are pleased to donate this manufactured office building to Powers Fire & Rescue in recognition of the incredible job that they do in providing fire, rescue and emergency medical response services to the residents of the Powers Community and surrounding communities," notes B&C Mobile Homes owner Bo Burroughs. He adds, "Beverly and I had no idea just how much the volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders at Powers Fire & Rescue do every week keeping our residents safe. Beverly and I personally challenge every business and individual to support their local volunteer fire department. We encourage residents to get to know their community volunteer fire department and volunteer firefighters and be involved in what they do and help support their efforts to save lives and property."

Powers Fire Chief Joey Davis notes, "The donation of this office building is just incredible and will allow our department to move our meeting space from a small kitchen and dining area to a large, modern facility. We will also now have expanded space for storage of gear and equipment and be able, if necessary, to house Powers and mutual aid firefighters during extended operations such as responses to hurricanes, tornadoes or HazMat incidents that may affect our area." Powers Fire & Rescue President Ed Ritchey adds, "We cannot say thanks enough to Bo & Beverly Burroughs and B&C Mobile Homes for their generosity! Bo has been an outstanding addition to our volunteer firefighting ranks and he and Beverly do so much for the Powers Community that goes unnoticed."

The office building will be connected to an existing emergency backup generator in the event of a disaster situation that interrupts electrical power to the building. Powers Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Kyle Howell concludes, "We cannot say thanks enough to Bo & Beverly Burroughs for this awesome donation. It is heartwarming to see the incredible support we receive from the residents of the Powers Community and the Powers Water Association. This donation adds to the legacy of our residents who step up to ensure we have the resources we need to provide fire and rescue services to our community."

Powers Fire & Rescue is an all-volunteer fire and rescue department celebrating thirty years of service this year. The department provides fire, rescue and medical first response services to residents of the Powers Community and other communities via automatic aid and mutual aid requests. The department operates a Fire Engine, Fire Tanker, Heavy Rescue, Light Rescue, two Brush Trucks and three Medical First Response SUVs.

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