Ellsworth Honors Volunteer Fire Department

Saturday, 09 July 2011

From WKBN-27 FirstNews




It goes without saying, fighting fires and performing other rescues takes a brave individual.  Saturday evening, Ellsworth honored their volunteer department and its members.

Saturday's celebration honored past fire chiefs and their families for their sacrifices. Visitors also got to see older pieces of equipment like an old-fashion fire truck.

It's the department's 60th anniversary and over the decades the station has grown in numbers, expanded its training, and added high-tech, lifesaving equipment.  Organizers wanted to say thank you to those who serve their community and the surrounding area.

"Volunteer firefighters, I don't think they get the credit that they deserve.  They do this on their own.  They incur expenses.  They take at least 240 hours of training to do what they do.  So, we want to support them in any way that we can," said Margaret Drummond with the Ellsworth, Township Fire Corps.

The Ellsworth Fire Corps hosted the activities. The group supports education and fundraising efforts for the department.

A community bonfire completed the night.

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