NORWICH Ė The Chenango County Fire Police Association held its annual banquet Saturday evening at Fredís Inn.
Many of the volunteers who make up the associationís 65 members have dedicated a lifetime of experience to their communities. The members who now serve a supporting role in the fire police were once the emergency personnel who drove their local emergency volunteer services. All members are or were volunteer firefighters; many also wear a number of other hats, including EMS.
Many of those in attendance Saturday made a life ime commitment to their local communities, including Mike Stensland, who has 58 years of volunteer service with the local fire agencies; Dan Fairchild, serving 14 years with the South New Berlin fire police; Terry Myers, 32 years with the New Berlin Fire Department and the last six years with the fire police.