Concord Volunteer Fire Dept. celebrates 60 years

Concord Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) celebrated its 60th anniversary Sunday afternoon with an open house and dedication of a new building, Memorial Garden and flag pole. The building was packed with volunteers, family, friends and colleagues from surrounding departments.

The celebration opened with a prayer from Pastor Tim Dooley from New Chapel Baptist Church, who noted the difficulties of being a first responder and the community’s appreciation for all the men and women in the department.

CVFD President Jerame Edwards welcomed everyone to the department’s 60th anniversary and said, “60 years passes in the blink of an eye.” He thanked the men and women who had “set out to start one of the greatest departments in our area,” and added that the founders of CVFD “made it happen, they set the pace for generations to come.”

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