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Volunteer firefighters are hub of community [Elkridge]

With one of the few remaining volunteer fire departments in the country, Elkridge understands what community is about.

Providing services to the local residents and social events to keep people connected, the Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department is more than just an emergency response organization. It is a community hub.

Following the recent fire on the 7300 block of Montgomery Road, I would like to take this time out to thank our local volunteers for putting their lives on the line to keep us safe. A firefighter and a police officer were injured during the subduing of that blaze and our thoughts and prayers should be with them as they heal.

Taking time out of their personal lives to ensure that Elkridge remains a great place to live, the volunteer fire department does rely on community support to maintain and renew their equipment as well as provide the training to new volunteers that will help them to be safe and efficient as they do their jobs.

Stay tuned for opportunities to help your local fire department, as I will publish them here as I become aware of their upcoming events.

As always, don't forget to send your news, events and accomplishments to me for recognition at rebecca_lippa@hotmail.com or 410-274-0563.

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