Elkins attends STVFD's membership
September 14, 2005
Ketchikan, Alaska - Representative Jim Elkins recently attended
the South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department's regular membership
meeting and spoke briefly about a Fire Ranger Project and a Fire
Station Remodel/Expansion project.
Rep. Jim Elkins speaks
to the members of the STVFD
at a regular membership meeting.
These projects were among requests submitted by the South Tongass
Volunteer Fire Department. Elkins provided insight to the group
concerning the process of applying for grants and other ways
to offset the costs associated with these projects.
Elkins attended the regular
membership meeting by invitation from the department to meet
the members and to join in the evening's festivities. According
to South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department Chief Scott R. Davis,
nearly all of the members were in attendance as well as Mrs.
Elkins and Ketchikan Borough Manager Roy Eckert.
The September 1st meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance
and then the benediction from the Chaplain. Davis said a moment
of silence was observed in remembrance of 9-11.
Members of the South
Tongass Volunteer Fire Department
The South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary catered
the meal and a tour of the fire station concluded the evening.
The South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department is extremely grateful
for Rep. Elkins' attendance, said Davis.
Chief Davis said, "Many
members of the department had not met a State Representative
before, and it was truly our honor to have Mr. Elkins at our
"The cadet, J.D., even
got to shake hands with Mr. Elkins and ask him questions about
the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado," said Davis.
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