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Doylestown Fire Co honors its “Old Timers”


Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 (DFC) recently celebrated its annual "Old Timers Night,” a cherished tradition spanning more than 60 years. The dinner event, hosted by the fire house auxiliary, paid tribute to dedicated volunteers who have served the fire company throughout the years.

The event not only allows DFC to express gratitude to its long-serving members but also serves as an opportunity for current and new members and neighboring fire companies to foster camaraderie and strengthen the community's firefighting bonds.

"I'm proud of this time-honored tradition and the devotion of our older members, who return each year to celebrate with us," said 52-year firefighter, Bill Price, chair of the event. “Without them, we wouldn't be the outstanding fire company we are today."

In attendance to honor the volunteers were State Sen. Steve Santarsiero, D-10, State Rep. Tim Brennan, D-29, a representative from the office of U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1, and Doylestown Borough Mayor Noni West.

Special awards were presented to individuals who exemplify the spirit of service and commitment. Special recognition awards were presented to firefighters who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Each veteran received a personalized plaque and an American flag that had flown in the U.S. Capitol for a day.

At the close of the ceremony, firefighters and guests moved outside for the official unveiling of a tile mural which was recently installed at Station No. 19, located at 68 Shewell Ave., commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Ahrens Fox fire truck. This uniquely crafted mural will permanently serve as a testament to the rich history and heritage of the DFC.

To mark the centennial milestone, DFC commissioned two custom-designed commemorative Mercer Tiles; one is available for purchase at $55 through the fire company, and the other was presented to each of the volunteer members as a special memorial of the milestone anniversary.

Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 extends its appreciation to the all-volunteer force, past and present, whose dedication and sacrifices have made a significant impact on the safety and well-being of our community.

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