New Concord Fire Department Brings Community Together

by Emily Baird on July 15, 2009 at 11:28 am

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.