Tri-Town Fire & Ambulance Celebrates Successful Year

From Potter County Today

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Tri-Town Volunteer Fire and Ambulance held its annual recognition dinner, with more than 135 members and guests present. Main speaker was Robert Young, who was raised in Ulysses and moved to Vermont after graduation. He has been a member of the Colchester Fire Department for more than 20 years. Among the many offices he has held are captain and fire chief. Freeman spoke of why he became a firefighter and what it takes to be a good leader. He is shown here with his niece, Alicia Freeman, who was honored as rookie of the year.

Pam Bodo and Roy Hunt, 2010 ambulance chief and fire chief, respectively, presented a review the past year and Robin Freeman showed pictures depicting 2010 activities. Service awards were presented as follows: George Barker, 60 years; Cliff Wood, 45 years; Tom Schultz, 35 years; Dave Freeman, 30 years; Robin Freeman, 25 years; Luke Lampman, 20 years; Dan Morley, 15 years; Eric Petsch, 10 years; Mike Healy, Pam Lampman and Ed Stevens, five years.

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A special certificate of valor was presented to Ron Silsby for his quick thinking and heroic action when he came across a serious motor vehicle crash involving several Northern Potter High School students. Major award winners were: ambulance member of the year, Mary Jane Haskins; auxiliary member of the year, Anna VanEtten; Presidents Award, to the members of the Tri-Town Fire Dept.; junior firefighter of the year, Kalob Hunt; fire police of the year, Fay Wood; chief’s award, Mike Hager; firefighter of the year, Richard Thompson (left), shown here with Fire Chief Roy Hunt.

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.


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