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HONORING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DENVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT LADIES AUXILIARY
(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1865]
 HONORING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DENVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT LADIES 
                               AUXILIARY

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                      HON. RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN

                             of new jersey

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the Denville 
Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary located in Morris County, New Jersey 
as they celebrate their 75th Anniversary.
  In 1936, in response to the ever-growing Denville Fire Department, 
the Ladies Auxiliary was established to provide support. Over the 
years, they have proven to be an indispensible adjunct to the 
department.
  In the early years, the women of the Auxiliary would go to the scene 
of fires to provide refreshments to the firefighters. In addition, they 
also dedicated much time and energy to raising funds for the fledging 
fire department. Many parties, raffles and door-to-door canvassing, 
among other things, were undertaken by the women to help pay for 
equipment.
  An especially notable incident was in the 1980s. Several dozen 
motorists became trapped on a major highway due to a major snowstorm. 
After rescue, the stranded motorists were housed at one of the 
department's fire houses and were fed and cared for by the ladies 
auxiliary for over a two-day period. Recently, members of the Auxiliary 
and Fire Department responded to the needs of the victims of Hurricane 
Irene and its aftermath.
  Oftentimes, less visible organizations can go unnoticed. While the 
Denville Fire Department no doubt provides an invaluable resource to 
its community and its members sacrifice much of their time to protect 
others, the behind-the-scenes support of the Ladies Auxiliary helps 
make everything the department does possible. Their time and efforts 
are most appreciated.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask you and my colleagues to join me in congratulating 
the Denville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary as they celebrate 75 
years of unwavering dedication.




    

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