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Dave Schneibel receives pin for 35 years of service

By Staff | Nov 4, 2011

Dave Schneibel was recently awarded his pin for 35 years of service as a volunteer firefighter with the Rugby Volunteer Fire Department. His actual 35-year anniversary date was Oct. 15, 2010.

This pin was to have been awarded at the State Firefighters Convention in Wahpeton this past June, but being called to work, through the State Highway Department, building dikes for the flooding effort in Minot, Dave was unable to attend the convention. Jerry Kurtyka, fire chief, Rugby Volunteer Fire Department, presented the pin to Dave at a fire department auxiliary meeting, recently. Kurtyka congratulated and thanked Dave for his dedication.

Throughout the past 35 years, Schneibel has achieved Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II status; is certified in auto extrication; served as chief for 5 years; as assistant chief for 4 years; secretary/treasurer and training officer. He has also served 3 years on the Board of the North Dakota Firefighters Association, as second vice-president, first vice-president, and president.

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