Honoring 50 Years Of Service

By: WTAP News
By: WTAP News

Among the organizations that help people every day are firefighters and Saturday evening the St. Marys Volunteer Fire Department honored its old-timers.

Among those being honored was 50-year veteran Lee Ogdin. Ogdin is a former chief and was a founder of the EMS squad and he is also the firefighter who responded to the highest percentage of calls in the past year.

So what does it take to be a firefighter for 50 years? "You have to live in the same town and you also have to have a lot of dedication and good health to be a good fireman," he said.

2010 also marked the 75th anniversary of the creation of the St. Marys Volunteer Fire Department.

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