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Aberdeen Fire Department recognizes volunteers

Daniel Bennett "D.B." Smith Sr. received a standing ovation from his fellow volunteers Saturday as his name was called as this year's recipient of the Aberdeen Fire Department's John. F. Bender Safety Award. Smith, the patriarch of four generations in the fire service, sat at a table with his family during the Fire Department's annual awards banquet, held in the banquet hall of its North Rogers Street firehouse. The winner of the award is a surprise, typically announced during the annual banquet. Smith said he was surprised when his name was called. He was helped to his feet and walked to the podium with the assistance of a cane. John Bender, the...

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