2011 Holiday Activities

posted Dec 1, 2011, 6:27 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 1, 2011, 6:44 AM ]

Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Town of Ruston will be celebrating the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony
Saturday December 3rd at 5 PM (51st and Winnifred). Everyone had a great time last
year, so don’t miss out on this year’s festivities! You can also bring along any new
unwrapped toys or non-perishable food donation.

Toy and Food Drive

The Ruston Fire Department is teaming up with local food banks and Toys For Tots for this year’s charitable outreach.  We’re making it easier to donate this year, by picking up any non-perishable food items and new unwrapped toys right from your doorstep.  Just place the clearly marked items on your doorstep on December 16th by 6 PM and the firefighters will pick this up.  You can also bring your donations to Town Hall.  Any special needs or provisions for local residents can be mailed to  All information will be kept confidential.

Santa Run

We’ve just received a telegram from the North Pole that Santa will be making an appearance at Town Hall on Saturday December 17th from 1 to 3 PM.  Please be sure to bring the whole family down for treats and a “wish list” meeting with Santa. 


Practice Burn

posted Feb 15, 2011, 12:51 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 15, 2011, 12:59 AM ]

The Ruston Fire Department in Partnership with the Bates Technical College Fire Training will be conducting a live fire training exercise at 5212 North Shirley. The proposed burn date is Saturday the 19th of February 2011. The exercise will commence at approximately 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 5 pm.  This type of live fire training is an invaluable tool for fire service personnel.  We will be conducting a series of small burns for the first few hours with a final burn in the early afternoon.

Here's an example of a practice burn that we managed in 2008:

2008 Ruston Fire Practice Burn

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