Fisher Family Fills Large Boots

bootsThe Fire Company marked two unusual milestones at the Thanksgiving Banquet on November 20, 2013 by giving Dan Fisher Sr. his 50-year award and his son Daniel J. a 25-year award. They come from a family who enjoys serving. Dan Sr. says, “Looking back, I did it to help the community. That was what we were taught to do.”
As a child Dan Sr. took turns with his brothers going to fire meetings with his father Levi “Dutch” Fisher. In 1963 at the age of 17 he joined the firefighting ranks and since has filled most positions in the Fire Company, everything except Chief, President, and treasurer.
Two highlights have been serving on the Facilities Committee for the 2008 building addition and as general contractor along with Metzler Builders for the fundraising house. Presently Dan Sr. is a trustee.
Daniel J. followed his father’s footsteps and as a child walked to the fire hall with his dad for meetings. When he was 14 he became a Junior Fireman and two years later was on the House and Grounds Committee. Over the years he has advanced to lieutenant, captain, co-chair of the present Tanker Committee, and is currently on the Board.
The Fisher family is already working at filling their boots. Daniel J.’s children go along to fire meetings and gladly help with the dinners and the Half Marathon. Daniel J. comments, “We love the spirit of this community where we learn to share responsibilities and people do their part.”