George Davis Named Home Town Hero
They say the best sermons are lived, not preached. Grand County Home Town Hero George Davis has been walking that walk for more than 27 years as a volunteer firefighter with the Hot Sulphur Springs/Parshall Fire Department.
In 1982, Davis first became a firefighter volunteer. By 1985, he was assistant fire chief until 2004, when he became chief. Having just stepped down from that important leadership position, he continues to volunteer as a firefighter, said current Fire Chief Brad White.
“As Chief, George helped bring our new headquarters station to reality. He doubled our membership and created more qualified community fire-fighters,” White said. “He put our brand new truck in service. We did not have a new truck in the last 22 years.
“George is so upbeat and positive,” White continued. “He is personally responsible for bringing most of our volunteers to the Hot Sulphur Spring/Parshall Fire Department. Someone once told me, ‘If you haven’t met George Davis, you are probably not a local yet.'”
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In addition to operating his successful construction business, Maple Street Builders, George Davis has served on the Town of Hot Sulphur Springs Board as a town trustee and a term as mayor. He referees for the local soccer leagues, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and still participates in fire-fighter training twice a month.
“George Davis is a perfect selection for the Grand County Home Town Hero Award,” said long-time resident Dawnie Baldo. “He is the kind of guy every community needs. It is wonderful this program exists to recognize these important citizens and their contributions.”
” The Grand County Home Town Hero program is a quarterly award co-sponsored by Sky-Hi Daily News and Forest and Lake Real Estate to recognize local First Responders who provide outstanding public service, either as a paid employee or as a community volunteer. To nominate a local hero for consideration, contact Dr. Penny Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 887-1881.
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