Enterprise, Utah – The city of Enterprise held an open house for the new fire station that was dedicated to Lynn K. Bryson who gave over 50 years of distinguished service to the Bountiful and Enterprise Fire departments. Bryson left his hometown in Bountiful, Utah in 1997 and set his sites for retirement in Enterprise.
Upon arriving, Bryson joined the Enterprise Fire Department and recognized an existing need within the community and set out to meet it. He was instrumental in acquiring equipment and two main fire trucks, which the city continues to use today. Bryson passed away in February 2015, and his wife Elizabeth (Liz) Bryson has been a close part of the fire house building process since the groundbreaking ceremony August 2015.
The event was very emotional for many who crammed into the large fire house to listen Mayor Bracken share the story of how the city was able to obtain grants to help make this fire station a reality.
Chief Brenden Moody spoke about how successful they have been because of the local volunteers that make the everything run. With volunteer help and many hours from Chief Moody the station was able to be completed after maxing out their grant funds. Moody said, “This past year and a half has really taken a lot of my time.”
The Fire Department currently has 18 volunteer firefighters and about 17 EMS on staff. The volunteers cover more than 400 square miles and are growing again with have another class starting Tuesday.
Liz Bryson was presented a key to the city by Mayor Bracken and spoke to the crowd and shared stories of her husband. Liz said, “this was a wonderful night.”
City manager, Adam Bowler who is also a volunteer said, “tonight was a huge success and our community came out to support us.” Along with Bowler the Fire Chief Moody was pleased with the turnout and said, “a lot of people came out tonight and we are growing. Once we get the new fire truck in May we will see everything we worked so hard for.”