Upshur County Fire Association elects new President


BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Fire Association held its monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 27, at the Buckhannon Safety Complex. Now former President John Roby of the Banks District Fire Department officially stepped down from his position during this meeting. After a vote, Tyvonne Gibson was elected as the new President of the Upshur County Fire Association. Other office elections will take place during the next meeting at the end of August.

The association is still brainstorming for new ways to recruit community members to become volunteers, as this is imperative to gain more volunteer firemen. Aside from the recent National Night Out, there are two upcoming events to be held where the community is welcome and encouraged to come out to meet and talk with your local firemen (paid and volunteers).

The 2022 EXPO will be held at Maniac Mountain located at 1659 Teter Road in Buckhannon on Saturday, August 20 from noon to 5 p.m. Emergency Medical Services are hosting and planning the free event for the community to enjoy themselves. The Upshur County firetrucks will be there as well as Jaw’s BBQ and Weston’s Smokehouse.

Healthnet, Department of Natural Resources, school bus drivers, a smoke trailer, a slip and slide, St. Joseph’s Hospital, law enforcement, and so much more will be there to present fun activities and the opportunity for more information on our local first responders.

Also, on Saturday, September 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. Shoe Sensation will have fire trucks parked out front of their store located in Skyline Plaza in Buckhannon. Firemen from Banks District Volunteer Fire Department, Adrian Volunteer Fire Department, Ellamore Volunteer Fire Department, Upshur County’s EMS and a few more departments will be in attendance. More information for this event will be printed in future editions of The Record Delta.

All these local events are to bring attention to our local first responders and what they do for our community. Just as much as we need them; they need our help too. Come support them at these upcoming events and have a great time while doing so.

Thank you first responders for all you do for the community!

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