Bethany’s Fire Department provided Bethany’s Board of Aldermen with a report on fire calls to the department during the second January meeting on Monday night.

Bethany’s Fire Department were part of 111 incidents in the past year. 61 percent of the incidents were fire call responses. There were 10 service calls, 8 HAZMAT calls, 5 EMS support calls, 6 false alarms, 2 natural disaster calls, and 2 special incident calls.

It was also noted that the Bethany Fire Department has received a $2,000 grant from the MFA Volunteer Fire Grants Program. The funding will be used towards bunker gear.

The city plans to review a request from John Boller, the organizer of the racing program at the fairgrounds, for a lower rate of water usage. The water is used to irrigate the track for better track conditions.

The city’s new gas truck has arrived. The older truck will now go to the street department. The box will be removed and placed on the new truck. The snow plow for that truck has previously been ordered.