Fire Department and RSVP volunteers honored
At the Common Council meeting held last night, Alderperson David Bogdala remembered those who lost their lives ten years ago in the World Trade Center tragedy. He also recognized the men and women who are fighting overseas to protect us and to ensure that we have the freedom to debate.
Mayor Keith Bosman read a proclamation recognizing the week of September 5th through the 11th as “Kenosha Fire Department Week.” The year 2011 marks the 160th anniversary of the Kenosha Fire Department.
The Department now has 155 full-time personnel. Five have given their lives in the line of duty since 1851. The mayor recognized the service and dedication of these men and women. Fire Chief John Thomsen accepted the placque on the behalf of the department.
Also, there were five Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers, accompanied by Darlene Coleman, RSVP coordinator, who received recognition for their assistance with the recent elections. There was a huge turnout at the last election, and the volunteers were given a certificate of commendation for assisting the City Clerk’s Office.