Year In Review
Madison Courier 10K Walk/Run
Letters To The Editor
News & Record
Carroll County Detention Center
Jefferson Circuit Court
Jefferson Superior Court
Real Estate Transfers
Health Department Inspections
Civil War Sesquicentennial
Health Mind & Body
WASHINGTON FIRE CO. NO. 2 HONORS TONY HERTZ
His offer to volunteer became a 50-year passion
Byline info is not available
Friday, March 01, 2013 10:00 AM
HONORED FOR SERVICE: Tony Hertz was recently recognized for a half century of involvement with the Washington Fire Company No. 2. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchiefirstname.lastname@example.org)
In 1963, Tony Hertz joined the Washington Fire Company No. 2 volunteer fire department. Only 28, he was fresh out of the Indiana National Guard when he came to Madison.
"When I moved into downtown Madison, they approached me because they were lacking drivers for the trucks. And I lived within half a block of firehouse, so I joined."
On March 5, Hertz will have been a member of the fire company for 50 years.
Last Saturday, he was honored for reaching that milestone with an anniversary celebration at the firehouse.
There, Hertz received his Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association gold card, a proclamation from the city declaring him a distinguished citizen and a mug from the fire department. He also received a plaque from the city and the fire department.
The gold card recognizes Hertz as a lifetime member of the organization. He is no longer required to pay dues.
Hertz said while he knew he would eventually receive his gold card, it was still an honor for him and that he appreciated the gifts.
Though he's been retired for some time, Hertz said he still keeps busy.
"I worked for a bank (Madison Bank and Trust Company). They encouraged us to join different things, different organizations around town," Hertz said.
Hertz has been a member of the Historic District Board of Review, Knights of Columbus, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Merit Board, Elks Lodge and Red Cross.
"It's hard to be so active when you have a family and stuff or you work for any organization. If you go in and be active it takes a lot," he said.
Congratulations, Tony. It's always nice to read good things about a co-worker from times past.
This comment has been hidden due to low approval.
3/1/2013 4:29:00 PM
Report this comment
Please fill out the form below to submit a comment.
A comment must be approved by our staff before it will displayed on the website.
© 2015 The Madison Courier 310 Courier Square, Madison, IN 47250 (812) 265-3641 (800) 333-2885
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Software © 1998-2015 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved