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Introduced by: Pierce


    A HOUSE RESOLUTION to honor the work of the Bloomington Township Department of Fire and Emergency Services on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.

    Whereas, the Bloomington Township Department of Fire and Emergency Services was founded in 1971, and celebrated its 40th anniversary on January 1 of this year; and,

    Whereas, in 1970 Township Trustee Fred Davis urged the creation of the Department to supplement the services provided by the City of Bloomington; and,
    Whereas, for 40 years the Department has been at the forefront of emergency service in Monroe County, with long- time Township Trustee and Department supporter Jim Dawson being the county's first CPR instructor, and the Department boasting the county's first defibrillators in 1993, and the first full-function fire truck owned by a rural department in 1998; and,

    Whereas, the success of the Department could not have been achieved without the commitment and hard work of the Livingston family, with Dale Livingston, a charter member and full-time firefighter for 23 years, serving as Chief from 1979 to 1986, and his son Faron serving as the current Chief since 1991; and,

    Whereas, the Department's record of competence and professionalism have led to its assumption of emergency functions throughout Monroe County and into neighboring counties, and its success has served as a model for the kinds of services township government in Indiana can provide its constituents; Therefore:

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives congratulates the Bloomington Township Department of Fire and Emergency Services on its 40th anniversary and recognizes its many years of dedicated service to its community and the surrounding region.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House transmit a copy
of this resolution to the Bloomington Township Trustee.

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