Story students pick a Christmas tree - and join an effort to protect the community from fire

(Story, Wyo.) — Students from Story School headed out with the Story Volunteer Fire Department this week to find the perfect Christmas tree — and in the process, are helping build a fire break to mitigate the risk of a wildfire making it into Story. The Story Volunteer Fire Department is working on a fire break, and instead of destroying the trees, the Department is offering the public the trees this Christmas season. The Story School students selected the first tree from the program Tuesday. *​Counting tree rings; it was about 40 years old. h/t SVFD and Story School / Pitchengine Communities* Trees will be available for a suggested $20 donation. Pick up will be on Dec. 6th-13th from 1-5 p.m. at the Story Fire Dept. All trees are Douglas Fir ranging in size from 4 feet to 15 feet. Pre-orders are preferred but there will be many trees to choose from at the fire station on these dates. Trees are offered on a donation basis and all funds will be used for the safety of Story Fire Fighters and SVFD. Trees returned to the Department after the holidays will be used by the local walleye club for fish habitat at Lake DeSmet. To order a tree please call Brian Meineke at 752-9283. Special dates and times can be accommodated by phone call. [image: Inline image 1] Quick safety talk and meeting some of the firefighters before heading out. h/t SVFD and Story School / Pitchengine Communities [image: Inline image 2] *Hauling the tree to the truck. h/t SVFD and Story School / Pitchengine Communities* *Feature photo: Finding animal tracks while finding a tree. SVFD and Story School / Pitchengine Communities* #dally #news #whatshappening