Poultney Fire Department Named ‘Citizen of the Year’
The Poultney Fire Department, 125 years old, has been selected to receive the 2014 Poultney Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award. The public is cordially invited to join the Chamber in honoring Poultney Fire Department’s present and past member volunteers at a public reception to be held on Saturday, November 1, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the firehouse of Poultney Fire Department, 263 Beaman Street, Poultney, Vt. Light hors d’oeurves and celebration cake will be served. All are welcome. Each year for the past 125 years, the volunteer members of Poultney Fire Department can be counted on to respond to a number of incidents that require a quick and safe response to protect life and property. Last year alone, the Department responded to 164 service calls ranging from structure fires to motor vehicle accidents to mutual aid calls. Recently retired fire chief Tim Kerber served as the co-director for Emergency Management for the Town, as will the current acting fire chief Medrick Petty III, and second assistant chief Aaron Kerber is ready to assist. Under Kerber’s command in 2014, the Department immediately responded to the devastation in the Poultney community caused by the extreme storm on July third.
The Citizen of the Year Award, presented annually since 1990 by the Poultney Chamber, honors resident citizens having made major contributions to the betterment of Poultney; who has distinguished herself or himself through outstanding service to the community and typifies the true spirit of service and self-sacrifice in representing the finest ideals of Poultney citizenship. The Citizen of the Year will be the Grand Marshal of Poultney’s 2015 July Fourth Parade. Twenty-four years of citizen awards have been presented to 32 Poultney citizens. For more information, call 802-287-2010 or email [email protected]