Ellington honors long-serving volunteer firefighters

Ellington honors long-serving volunteer firefighters

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, February 19, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2018)  State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) today at the Statehouse honored volunteer firefighters who served communities throughout Indiana for 50 years or more.

Ellington recognized over 60 volunteer firefighters with a House resolution during Monday’s legislative session.

“It’s a tremendous accomplishment to dedicate yourself to public safety for more than 50 years,” Ellington said. “As a retired firefighter, I have worked alongside many volunteers over the years and am so thankful for their extraordinary service to all Hoosiers.”

According to Ellington, Hoosiers are served by 837 volunteer fire and rescue departments across Indiana. These volunteer firefighters usually maintain full-time jobs, while serving the fire department on a part-time basis after completing required training.

For more information on House Concurrent Resolution 45, visit iga.in.gov.

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Rep. Jeff Ellington represents House District 62, which includes

portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties.

A high-resolution photo of Ellington can be downloaded by clicking here. 

 

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) helps recognize Indiana volunteer firefighters for 50-plus years of service on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at the Statehouse. Ellington presented over 60 firefighters with a resolution he co-sponsored in front of the House of Representatives.