National Induction Ceremony set for October 8th

Emmitsburg, Md.  On Monday, October 8, 2018, the National Fire Heritage Center (NFHC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland, will conduct a formal ceremony for this year’s Inductees into the Hall of Legends, Legacies and Leaders Class of 2018 during the NFHC’s Annual Board of Directors Meeting. All interested are welcome to attend the event which will also include lunch. RSVP’s are requested to allow for food and beverage service.

The Induction Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time will be held in the 2nd floor meeting room of the Vigilant Hose Company Activities Building (formerly Emmitsburg Volunteer Ambulance Company facility) at 17701 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727. Those arriving early will be greeted in the 1st floor social hall, where light refreshments will be available, before then being escorted at approximately 10:45 to the location of the Ceremony. The entire site is accessible for the mobility impaired; signage will be posted.

The Hall of Legends, Legacies and Leaders provides individual recognition of significant contributions and distinguished service to the fire and emergency services mission. It is one of the most important initiatives undertaken each year by the National Fire Heritage Center. More than a dozen nationally prominent fire community leaders, past and present, are being inducted on October 8th. This will bring the total number of Inductees to 65 since its inception in 2010.  More insights on the initiative can be found on the NFHC website at – Questions may be directed to the attention of NFHC Vice President William Killen, 423-765-8789 (cell) and


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As an IRS 501c3 non-profit organization, the National Fire Heritage Center exists to preserve, protect and increase the utilization of contributors to the body of knowledge of the American Fire Protection Services and allied disciplines through identification, acquisition, preservation, conservation and restoration

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