On Thursday, Nov. 5, from 6-7:30 p.m., the Fieldbrook Family Market is holding a community dinner featuring the History of the Fieldbrook Fire Department. The presentation will be given by yours truly, along with the Fieldbrook Fire Chief, Rich Grissom. We will have lots of photos and community history, as well as stories about the department.
The dinner price is $9.99 and includes plenty of good food, including tri-tip chili, soups, salad, etc. For more info, call the store at 839-0521.
When Susan Seaman at the store asked me to do this program, I was very pleased. My dad was a volunteer fireman in Rio Dell and I grew up listening for that fire whistle, watching him stop whatever he was doing the moment it went off and run out the door. Leaving dinner to get cold as he fought fires, provided first aid, or offered other assistance to friends and strangers in the community that needed him.
Even if you can’t make the event in Fieldbrook, I hope you can take just a moment to appreciate the volunteer fire fighters that exist in every small community. These are brave and generous folks who give a lot of time and energy to the community (for free), in order to help keep friends, family and neighbors safe. Their’s is a sometimes dangerous, and always important business. We’re lucky to have ’em.