New Concord Fire Department Brings Community Together

by Emily Baird on July 15, 2009

The New Concord Fire Department is bringing the community together to help raise money for its services.

The New Concord Firemans Festival has been a two day event that wrapped up tonight.

“It’s a great family time. Last night, we had our fireworks, and we had amazing turnout for that, ” says Firefighter/EMT Matt Hamsher.

Those who came out were also treated to a parade this afternoon, but Hamsher says the family-style chicken dinner and raffle are the event’s biggest moneymakers.

Overall, Hamsher says the fire department should bring in a little over 10 thousand dollars.

“It helps to put us through training and for upcoming EMT’s and firefighters, ” says Hamsher.

Hamsher says the community-based event has been going on since the 1970’s.