Parking lot work was set to begin last Thursday at the Dent County Fire Protection District headquarters as part of a $1.2 million renovation project, it was reported at the September board of directors meeting. Work on the roof is expected to start in a few weeks.

The monthly reimbursement report was presented with a total of 15 calls during August, including three structure fires, one brush fire, one landing zone call, five first responder call, one vehicle accident and two training calls. Total calls to date for the year are 181 with an average cost per call of $117.73.

The budget was reviewed with an ending balance of $173,584 as of Aug. 31. The calendar was also reviewed.

Under new business, chief Brad Nash noted that the district has a shortage of SCBA masks. He said he was able to purchase 32 masks at the highway patrol auction for $2,300. This is a good price and should fill the needs of the department, he said.

The next meeting is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at the DCFP firehouse.