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Christmas 1999 at the firehouse
A fire department is something like a family. Even a volunteer department has many of the relationships that come with a family. There are some people whom you may like more than another, but you see something good in each person that's a part of the family.
Families enjoy each other's company and our department is no different. In 1999
we had the sorrow of saying goodbye to a long time fireman and chief, Bruce
"Buck" Christian. He has been a fireman since early adulthood and retired
this year due to a health problem.
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Here we see our new chief, John Marchal, presenting the plaque above to retired Chief Christian (on right) and a representative from the Miami County Fire Chief's Association presenting him with an award for his many years of service as well (far left).
It takes a lot of people to be a volunteer department. We're going to miss the crew and their many years of service who are leaving this year.
We combined our annual Christmas party with a retirement party in honor of those who have served and retired this year. Of course a Christmas party wouldn't be Christmas without Santa and a few elves.
Looks like Santa has a wish list of his own!
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