Carroll County Firemen's Association and Ladies Auxiliary choose officers

Group inducts three into its hall of fame

May 16, 1999|By Ellie Baublitz | Ellie Baublitz,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Carroll County Volunteer Firemen's Association and Ladies Auxiliary elected officers for 1999-2000 at their annual conventions, held yesterday at the Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Company.

New officers for the Firemen's Association are: Robert Cumberland Jr., Westminster, president; John C. Korman, Hampstead, first vice president; Malcolm Helwig, Manchester, second vice president; Ralph Dull, Manchester, secretary; and Joe Hess, Reese, treasurer.

Ladies Auxiliary officers are: Patricia Orlove, Westminster, president; Helen Korman, Hampstead, first vice president; Linda Black, Manchester, second vice president; Yvonne Stultz, Union Bridge, secretary; Janet Parrish, Taneytown, treasurer; Mary Jo Lilley, Lineboro, historian; and Sharon Sidler, Mount Airy, chaplain.

Before their annual business meetings, both groups held a joint memorial service at Sandymount United Methodist Church to remember the 15 firefighters and 22 Ladies Auxiliary members who have died in the past year.

Concluding the day's activities were a banquet and awards ceremony for the Firemen's Association Hall of Fame and fire prevention award.

Entering the Carroll County Volunteer Firemen's Hall of Fame were: Glenn Hay from Pleasant Valley, John Korman from Hampstead, Howard Link from Reese and Preston Patterson, formerly from Manchester.

Hay has been a member of Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company since 1978 and enrolled in the company's first emergency medical technician class.

He has been company treasurer since 1982 and Firemen's Association treasurer for the past nine years.

Korman has been an active member of Hampstead Volunteer Fire Engine & Hose Company No. 1 for 41 years.

He was chief from 1971 to 1982 and president from 1984 to 1989. He has been a delegate to the Firemen's Association annual convention for 34 years and a member of the Standards Committee for 12 years.

Link, a member of Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Company for 36 years, has been an engine driver for the station since 1968.

He was a trustee for the company from 1969 to 1980, 1984 to 1988 and 1991 to 1996; fire chief from 1981 to 1983; assistant fire chief in 1977, 1980 and 1986; and first vice president in 1990.

Patterson died in the line of duty in September while directing traffic at an auto accident.

He had been a fire policeman at Manchester Fire Engine & Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 for 28 years.

The association also gave the Arthur Lowman Fire Prevention Award to William Caudill from the Lineboro Volunteer Fire Company for his work in creating the birthday party program. Families can treat their children to a party at the fire hall, and the company gives the youngsters a fire safety program.

The award is given to the firefighter who has done the most in his or her company to promote fire prevention in the past year.

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