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North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department dedicates Fire Station 8 to Elkins


January 07, 2008

Ketchikan, Alaska - The North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department, in association with the North Tongass Fire & EMS Membership Association and the North Tongass Fire & EMS Service Area Board of Directors, will be holding a dedication ceremony Friday, February 8th starting at 6:30 pm. The ceremony will mark the dedication of the Fire Station located at 13110 North Tongass Highway, known as Station 8, in honor of James 'Jim' Elkins, former area Representative and the person at the forefront in the deliberations for funding to build fire stations in the North Tongass said NTVFD Fire Chief David Hull.

jpg Fire Station dedicated to Elkins

Jaws-of-Life Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: February 2006
In February 2006 District One Representative Jim Elkins has the honors of cutting
the ribbon with the jaws-of-life, a hydraulic tool for extracting people from car wrecks. Standing next to Rep. Elkins is NTVFD Fire Board Chairman Steve Phillips.
Photograph by Dick Kauffman - February 2006

The ceremony also marks the fourth anniversary for the North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department which started responding to emergency calls on February 1, 2004 said Chief Hull.

Hull said there are many people to thank and finger food will be available, as well as tours of the 98% completed fire station and an opportunity to look over the equipment housed at the station.

Hull said, "There is a likelihood that more than three service area Board Members will be in attendance to attend the dedication ceremony. The drive way will be plowed and sanded through the courtesy of Magnum Enterprises."

Again, the festivities will start Friday, February 8th at 6:30 pm. Hull said, "Please stop by celebrate the memory of Jim Elkins and see the progress that has been accomplished by the dedication, strength and energy of every member of the North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department members and supporters."


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