Malta & McConnelsville
Fire Department
The 27th Annual Morgan
County Century Club
November 24, 2015
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The 27th Annual Morgan County
Century Club Banquet
November 24, 2015
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2015 Fantasy Gun Raffle
Drawing December 24, 2015
8:30 A.M.
Malta & McConnelsville Fire Department
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In today's ever busy world it takes a "special breed" of
individual to enter the demanding volunteer fire service.
to attend meetings each week and fund raising events
to assist the community in preventing the ravages of
fire. Yes, it does take a
"special breed" to repeatedly
put his life on the line for our community.
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"We shall never forget"
Fire Chief:
Gary Woodward
Fire Station Address:
77 South Fourth Street
McConnelsville, Ohio 43756
OR 740.962.2222
Station Phone:
Station Fax:
E-Mail Address:
In addition under a contract from the county, the department operates a full-time emergency
medical services division with 8 full-time paramedics, 2 intermediates, and 1 basic, seven part-time
paramedics, and eight basics, one paid dispatcher,
It takes hours, days, months, and years of dedication and giving of one's self and family to be
known and ranked as "one of the best". It takes a
"special breed" to walk and work beside some of
the best, knowing you may not come home to your family. Your long hours, hard work and
dedication are seldom noticed but are expected to carry on the tradition of the Malta &
McConnelsville Fire Department. The tradition of excellence.
"We Care"
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Today the department has over forty volunteer members operating out of a state-of-the-art fire
station utilizing eight modern firefighting apparatus and four lifesaving boats, serving the residents
of two villages and seven townships in Morgan County and one township in Muskingum County.
two EMS persons only volunteers, and several volunteers from the fire division as basics and
dispatchers using four advanced life support vehicles and one advanced life support response
The Badge of a Fire Fighter is the Maltese Cross.The Maltese Cross is a symbol of protection
and a badge of honor. Its story is hundreds of years old.When a courageous band of crusaders
known as The Knights of St. John fought the Saracens for possession of the holy land, they
encountered a new weapon unknown to European warriors. It was a simple, but horrible device of
war. It brought excruciating pain and agonizing death upon the brave fighters for the cross.As the
crusaders advanced on the walls of the city, they were struck by glass bombs containing naphtha.
When they became saturated with the highly flammable liquid, the Saracens would hurl a flaming
torch into their midst. Hundreds of the knights were burned alive; others risked their lives to save
their brothers-in-arms from dying painful, fiery deaths.Thus, these men became our first Fire
Fighters and the first of a long list of courageous men. Their heroic efforts were recognized by fellow
crusaders who awarded each hero a badge of honor - a cross similar to the one fire fighters wear
today. Since the Knights of St. John lived for close to four centuries on a little island in the
Mediterranean Sea named Malta, the cross came to be known as the Maltese Cross.The Maltese
Cross is our symbol of protection. It means that the Fire Fighter who wears this cross is willing to lay
down his life for you just as the crusaders sacrificed their lives for their fellow man so many years
ago. The Maltese Cross is a Fire Fighter's badge of honor, signifying that he works in courage - a
ladder's rung away from death.
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Thank you to the Thursday morning
Vacation bible school put on by the
Presbyterian, Trinity, Grace, Pisgah
and McKendree churches. Cookies
and cards were very good!!