South Sulphur Volunteer Fire Department was recognized by Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley and the Hopkins County Commissioners Court for service to the community.
The officials presented South Sulphur VFD Chief Jim Rich and member Chris Rich with a proclamation for their department’s continued dedication during the Monday morning commissioners court session.
The South Sulphur VFD was started with a nine person roster as Peerless VFD. The department was renamed in 2016 as South Sulphur VFD, and serves the Peerless, Emblem, Ridgeway, Good Neighbor and Pleasant Grove communities as well as South Sulphur State Park.
The proclamation recognizes the dedication and perseverance of the members over the years in providing fire protection to Hopkins County; currently there are only two members.
The recognition is part of Hopkins County Fire Department’s 20th year anniversary celebration, during which one volunteer fire department is being recognized each month for their continued service to the community.
Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom also reported Dan Flynn sent congratulation to Hopkins County Fire Department from the State of Texas House of Representatives for 20 years of service to the community.