On Saturday, July 20, the Orlean Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department celebrated the official opening of its new fire station with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. According to OVFRD spokeswoman Anne Davis, the department “was officially started in August 1972 by a group of neighbors who recognized the need for a fire department after several neighborhood fires which folks attempted to extinguish with garden hoses.”  

The event included a ribbon cutting; children’s activities; a display of memorabilia; tours of the building, and an opportunity to meet the volunteers and career staff. The station is at  6838 Leeds Manor Road, Orlean. 

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