DUNKIRK, Md. — The following statement was put out by the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department’s fire chief, in light of Black History Month coming to a close.

“In recognition of the last day of Black History month, Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department would like to honor a few of our “Heavy Hitters”. Among these courageous men include Probationary Firemen, Firefighter/EMTs, Heavy Apparatus Drivers, IT Specialists, Dunkirk’s own Assistant Fire Chief and President of the Southern Maryland Volunteer Fireman’s Association.

The success of our department and the flawless service that we provide to our community would not be possible without the honorable Firemen photographed in this picture(at top).

As the Fire Chief of Dunkirk, I stand proudly to say these men set the bar not just for excellence but for dedication and for passion.

I am privileged to have had the opportunity to watch each and every one of them supersede the goals set not just by the Fire Department itself, but more importantly the goals they have set for themselves.

On behalf of the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, we thank you for your continued service to the department and to our community.

Personally, as the Fire Chief, I thank each one of you for your daily investments, your time and your dedication to representing this department. Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department is proud to call each one of you family.”

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