ROSEVILLE, Ohio – Firefighter Kristina Harney joined the Roseville Volunteer Fire Department when she was just 20-years-old and went on to serve for 16 years. When she suddenly passed away last March, the fire station knew they had to do something to honor her memory.
Harney passed away March 9, 2015, and Wednesday the Roseville Volunteer Fire Department dedicated a new flagpole adjacent to the station in her honor. Derrick Keylor who is the Chief for the Roseville Volunteer Fire Department said the flagpole was carefully selected as the memorial for Harney.
“She was very active. Someone that you could depend on, someone that showed up for a lot of runs,” said Chief Keylor. “When she passed she was leading our fundraising committee to remodel the building. Today, the reason we are honoring her with the flagpole is because it’s an extension of the building.”
Members of the Newton Township, Harrison Township, Crooksville, Corning, and Roseville Fire Departments were on hand Wednesday to help unveil the new pole. Chief Kaylor said that local groups including the Roseville American Legion and the Roseville Progress Club made the pole possible through numerous donations.
“She meant a lot to us, and this is our part in trying to keep her memory alive,” said Chief Kaylor.