The Rivesville (WV) Volunteer Fire Department recently hosted an open house for the completion of its new firehouse, reports timeswv.com.
While Saturday’s open house had the mood of celebration, there was a melancholy tone as well, as attendees recognized the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
The old station was in a building that was donated to the group in 1984. It was deemed too small for the department’s two engines, tanker, and rescue truck. Prior to 1984, the firehouse was at Rivesville Town Hall, according to the report.
At Saturday’s open house, firefighters dedicated the new digs to former fire chief and community steward, Eddie Smith, the report says. Smith, who was on hand to join in the ribbon cutting, has more than 50 years as a firefighter.
Crew members made chicken dinners for guests for their new building’s initiation.