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Family values are core for Crosby VFD

Gage White is presented Firefighter of the Year by Bob Boyles of ESD80, as Gage’s father, 1st Assistant Chief Russell White beams. Gage has been working as a volunteer with CVFD since he was a team mascot little taller than a yard. At right, the Assistant Chief is awarded a special recognition of a fireman’s axe for 35 years of service to the Crosby and surrounding areas by Chief Kulak. White said, “It’s hard to believe it has been 35 years, we had just moved to Newport and I had said it was something I had always wanted to do. They had just built the old Station 2. I found out they were still volunteers so I went up and applied and was accepted.”

LA PORTE – The recognition and awards banquet for the Crosby Volunteer Fire Department on Jan. 25 was a time of remembering 2019 and the deeds done by volunteers, inadvertently the values coming from families in concern for the community echoed during the awards.

Randy Foster of ESD 80 first pointed out that it was the hard work of all the volunteers, their wives and families that had made 2019 a good year for CVFD and that is reflected in shortened response times and improved results for the community.

Chief Alan Kulak shares there were 1,083 calls made by his firefighters with an average response time of 7min. 18 sec., 163 fires, 496 MVA, 102 hazmat calls, 35 service calls and 85 false alarms.

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