A CALL TO BROTHERHOOD
In 1989 a committee was formed in the Town of Pittsburg, NH, to do a feasibility study for a new Emergency Housing and Training Facility for the town’s volunteer emergency services. The committee took on more than just studying the issue and began to actively raise funds for the new building. After countless dances, raffles and auctions, the time has come to start raising the walls.
This new building was a dream of the late Leslie Lord, Pittsburg’s volunteer fire chief and community leader, who was killed in the line of duty as a New Hampshire State Police Trooper in Colebrook on August 19, 1997. Les knew that this project was a very real possibility if everyone worked together. The time has come to prove that he was right.
A mutual aid call has gone out to all members of the fire service for Friday through Sunday, July 31 - August 2, 1998, to help make this new center a reality with an old-fashioned "barn raising." This project will be a tribute not only to Leslie, but also to the unity of the fire service and what that stands for to every firefighter. This is a wonderful opportunity to show the people of New Hampshire that their fire service is a united brotherhood which can come together to rejoice and accomplish a beneficial task, not just gather in times of sadness.
If you are a carpenter, electrician, plumber, laborer, cook, or have one or more talents or skills which would be useful; or if you have a source for materials, tools, equipment, food, or can help in any way, your help is needed. Arrangements are being made for lodging (and/or campsites) and meals. Fun, brotherhood and camaraderie will be provided by the spirit of the event. More information will be provided in future newsletters. Together, everyone accomplishes more.
If you can help and want to participate, please, call one of the following people:
Chief Paul Fortier
Berlin Fire Department
752-3135 (fire station)
Chief Steve LaDuke
Hooksett Fire Department
623-7272 (fire station)