2017-08-03 / News

Duggan and Chafin applauded for over half century of service



Two City of Washington volunteer firemen were recognized recently for their combined 53 years of service to the Washington Fire Department. Tom Duggan (top photo, center) retired July 16 with 29 year of continuous service. “We recognized his service at drill with a supper, a plaque, and a little ribbing,” Washington Fire Chief C.J. Gilland (right) reported. The bottle seen on Duggan’s plaque is a fire extinguishing device from the late 1800s. On hand for the event were Duggan’s wife, Gail, and son, Thomas, who is a volunteer fireman and an asset to the department, according to Gilland. Also, Scott Chafin was posthumously recognized for 24 years with the department. Gilland presented Chafin’s family, (bottom, l-r) Lauren, Whit, and Donna with a fire axe and plaque. Whit is “a valuable full time fireman,” Gilland said. “Both Duggan and Chafin were great assets to the department,” he added. Two City of Washington volunteer firemen were recognized recently for their combined 53 years of service to the Washington Fire Department. Tom Duggan (top photo, center) retired July 16 with 29 year of continuous service. “We recognized his service at drill with a supper, a plaque, and a little ribbing,” Washington Fire Chief C.J. Gilland (right) reported. The bottle seen on Duggan’s plaque is a fire extinguishing device from the late 1800s. On hand for the event were Duggan’s wife, Gail, and son, Thomas, who is a volunteer fireman and an asset to the department, according to Gilland. Also, Scott Chafin was posthumously recognized for 24 years with the department. Gilland presented Chafin’s family, (bottom, l-r) Lauren, Whit, and Donna with a fire axe and plaque. Whit is “a valuable full time fireman,” Gilland said. “Both Duggan and Chafin were great assets to the department,” he added.

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