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City Legion honors longtime firefighter

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Posted on March 11, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FORMER FERRISBURGH FIRE Chief and current Ferrisburgh selectman Bob Jenkins will be honored this week by American Legion Post 14 in Vergennes with its annual community service award. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

VERGENNES — Former Ferrisburgh Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Jenkins remembers as a teen in his native Vergennes hearing the siren on top of City Hall, racing to the fire station to find out where the action was, and then heading to watch firefighters do their job.

“That got the adrenaline flowing,” said Jenkins, now 66.

At the age of 16 he followed in his father’s footsteps and approached Vergennes Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ralph Jackman and signed up, beginning a 50-years-and-counting career in the fire service, including 17 years as Ferrisburgh’s chief.

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