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.
Jaws-of-Life Ribbon Cutting Ceremony:
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
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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