Housing and Dedication Ceremony
By 1st Class Michael McCarthy
September 18, 2021

A Housing and Dedication Ceremony was held today at the Fame to celebrate the completion of our new addition, and to house our Ladder, new Engine, and Rescue in their respective bays. The Emcee was our Capital Campaign Chair, Bill Ronayne. WCFD Chaplain Jerry Schwartz gave the blessing of our new building and apparatus. President, Mike McCarthy then dedicated the new building to all of our members who "With Willing Hearts have served, are currently serving, and will serve in theyears to come."

President McCarthy then gave the dedication of the Rescue to Past Fame WCFD Chief Mike McDonald (2015-2017). A 40 year member who served many roles throughout the Fame, and is currently Vice President. The New Engine was dedicated to Past WCFD Chief Mark McCarthy (2006-2008). Mark joined the Fasme in 1983, and followed a similar path through the ranks as Chief McDonald. Mark currently serves as a Fame Trustee.

Each apparatus was ceremoniously pushed into the bays three times by our honor companies in attendance. Afterwards, members gathered with family, and friends for food and refreshements.