The Mingo County Fire Chief’s Association spoke to the Mingo County Commission at the MCC’s regularly meeting about the Association’s Fire School, which will be held May 29 through 31 this year.
John Hall, vice president of the association, expressed his appreciation for the Commission’s support of the school last year, which was rousing success. The school offers important training for fire fighters as well as emergency first responders of all kinds.
“We like to give everyone who participates a t-shirt,” Hall said. “Last year, the MCC provided the money for the shirts. It is our sincere hope that you will continue this gesture as a means of supporting our association’s efforts.”
The Commission unanamously agreed to donate $1,500 to cover the cost of the shirts.
“The school is certainly necessary,” Commission President John Mark Hubbard said. “We want the association to know how much we appreciate all their efforts for the people of Mingo County.”
Chief Hall also discussed the placement of a statue to honor firefighters. The sculpture will be placed on the grounds of the courthouse.
“We are ready to break ground to place the statue,” Hall said. The base of the piece is four by four feet, he said, and the statue itself in approximately five feet high. The entire project is the result of donations, so no county money is involved. It would be placed near the corner of 2nd Ave. and Logan Street.
President Hubbard said the Association should contact the Wildwood Garden Club, who does landscaping work to that area. He added there is already a bench on that spot, as well as some plants, and the Association and the club could work together to find the most advantageous place for he statue.