From the City of Temple Terrace:
The Temple Terrace Fire Department recognized one of its most important and committed supporters Wednesday—the GFWC Temple Terrace Woman’s Club.
Temple Terrace Fire Chief Keith Chapman unveiled two plaques honoring the club’s members for their many years of financial, inspirational and volunteer support. The club was instrumental in helping the fire department establish its Emergency Medical Services transport capabilities, Chapman said.
In an unprecedented move, Chapman announced one plaque will be permanently displayed inside the department’s new EMS Rescue Unit. This is the first time the department has bestowed such an honor, Chapman said.
“The Woman’s Club has helped us with the annual Open House, the Sykes Luncheon, the purchase of equipment, the establishment of our EMS,” Chapman said. “They have been wonderful supporters of the fire department’s efforts over the years.”
A second plaque honoring the club also will be displayed inside the newly renovated Fire Station No. 1.
“It’s really an honor,” said Woman’s Club President Maryrose Owens. “Back in the early years, members of the Woman’s Club saw there was a need for a vehicle that was available for help when people needed it. So the Woman’s Club was there from the beginning.”
The rescue vehicle and plaques will be on display when the fire department hosts its annual Fire Prevention Open House. The free event is Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fire Station No. 1.
For more information, call 813-506-6700 or visit the City of Temple Terrace online.