Reese Fire Company holds annual banquet

April 20, 1994

The Reese and Community Fire Company recently had its annual banquet, and officers were introduced and awards for 1993 presented.

The 1994 officers are: Robert Alexander, president; Samuel Mann, first vice president; Thomas Brothers, second vice president; Michele Click, recording secretary; Dennis Dell, corresponding secretary; Charles Bush, treasurer; Melvin Blizzard, sergeant at arms; Hilbert Bitzel, chaplain; William McKenzie, historian.

Fire officers are: Marion Davidson Jr., chief; Thomas Brothers, captain; David Davidson, first lieutenant; Dennis Dell, second lieutenant; Richard Leppo, third lieutenant.

EMS officers are: Joseph Hess, EMS captain; Joseph Spangler Jr., James Brothers, Michele Click, Melvin Rippeon Sr. and Richard Cox, lieutenants.

Trustees are: Norman Schaeffer, Howard Link, Richard Pool, Donald Love (chairman) and David Davidson.

Ladies Auxiliary officers are Betty Ford, president; Beverly Markline, vice president; Barbara McComas, secretary; Betsy Alexander, financial secretary; Wanda Schaeffer, treasurer; Nadine Taylor, historian; Pat Brown, chaplain; Cindy Markline, assistant chaplain; Pat Spangler, custodian.

Auxiliary directors are: Ginger Rill, chairman; Wilma McKenzie, Dottie Boyle, Linda Bowen.

The top five responders and the number of fire calls they $H answered are: Marion Davidson, 315; Donald Love, 284; Donald Raver, 271; David Davidson, 233; Brian Spencer, 223.

The top five EMS responders and the number of ambulance calls they answered are: Joseph Hess, 230; Melvin Rippeon Sr., 172; Dennis Dell, 170; Caryn Schubert, 153; Randy Panos, 82.

The auxiliary also presented the fire company with $15,000 to be used toward the purchase of equipment for the new rescue unit being placed in service.

Ed Selby and Hilbert Bitzel were inducted into Life Membership for serving the company 25 years.

A memorial service was conducted to honor deceased members from the past year.


* Westminster: A Reisterstown resident reported to city police that someone shattered the front passenger window of his automobile while it was parked on the Cranberry Mall lot Sunday. The damage was estimated at $400.


* Westminster: Westminster and Reese were dispatched to the T. W. Mather & Sons store in the first block of E. Main St. to investigate a report of smoke in the building at 5:41 p.m. Monday. Firefighters checked the building, found no fire and determined that the smoke apparently came in through the open receiving door at the rear of the store, possibly from a large truck. Units were out for 19 minutes.

Westminster and Reese responded to a house fire on Goni Terrace at 7:45 p.m. Monday. Units were out for 13 minutes.

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