Lexington Fire Department remembers benefactors

Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 5:53 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ) - At the Lexington Fire Department, the firefighters have put up a special tribute to two benefactors.

Margaret Davis and Helen Fix each left substantial contributions to the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department fund in their estates when they passed away recently.

The fund helps the fire department, which also receives city funding, buy vital secondary equipment, like workout machines and weights.

”This is the kind of behind-the-scenes stuff,” explained Lt. Jarrod Hill. “Everybody sees the big, fancy fire trucks and everything; this stuff right here is just as important. No, it’s not going to put the fire out, but it’s helping us stay physically fit so we’re able to do our job and keep our citizens safe.”

The put the bench in a place where firefighters relax and cook meals on grills as a reminder of their benefactors.

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