BITTINGER — The Bittinger Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its 45th anniversary last week with its annual Firemen’s Appreciation Dinner.
“The year 2018 marked our 45th year of service and also marks our busiest year on record for the department,” said Chief Justin Orendorf. “We handled a total of 449 incidents. Our goals as we move into 2019 are to increase training for our volunteers and as always recruit for additional volunteers. There is nothing more rewarding then giving back to your community, and it sets the tone for the type of community you want to live in.”
He noted that delivery of a new ambulance is set for spring, and the department is also working to obtain a small vehicle to assist with EMS responses in the area and in mutual aid to the surrounding jurisdictions.
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