Oxford Fire Department honors members

GREENE – Volunteer firefighters are those who dedicate their life to protect others. According to Oxford Fire Chief Ron Martin, they do so because of their personal convictions and compassion, with no expectation of return for their hard work and personal sacrifice. On April 4, Martin and more than 150 others gathered to give the men and women of the Oxford Fire Department and Emergency Squad the recognition they deserve.

“Thank you for taking the time out of your personal life to help someone else in their time of tragedy,” said Martin, as he addressed the volunteers, community members and guests present at the organization’s Annual Awards Banquet, held at the Baron’s Inn in Greene.

With volunteerism on the decline, the chief said he dreads the day when someone takes on these duties “for a paycheck” rather than because of their convictions and commitment to the community, as current members of the organization do.

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