County Acknowledges ‘Hiccups’ at Hawthorne Fire Department

  After the appointment of Interim Fire Chief Vern Watson, turmoil seems to be brewing at the Mineral County Fire House. According to Erin Greenfield, wife of former Assistant Volunteer Fire Chief Adam Greenfield, who states that the firehouse is out of date and out of compliance. At the April 19 board of county commissioners… [More…]

Mad Hatters Honor Fire Department

The most recent gathering of the Red Hat ladies honored our Hawthorne Fire Department.  We had breakfast at Maggie’s with fireman Al Ferrell in attendance. The decorations included fire trucks and fire heroes and “sheroes”, a large fire hydrant loaded with cupcakes and cute plush dalmatians wearing helmets. There was a fireman scramble word contest… [More…]

Hawthorne Fire Department updates retiree board, seeks additional names

“Once a fireman – always a fireman” is a motto that Hawthorne Fire Department volunteer Lindsey Ives lives daily. Ives is carrying forth a tradition that runs deep within her family. She, along with generations back, has served the community on this fire department. Located upstairs in the Hawthorne Fire Department, was a neglected board,… [More…]

Local students learn skills from emergency leaders

Fire chief, T.C. Knight held an early morning meeting with his crew. Each was dressed in red sitting around the volunteer chairs with a cup of coffee, awaiting further instructions from the senior member. “Coffee with Chief” would start the exercise of Hawthorne Elementary third graders, who had been learning about the human heart throughout… [More…]