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St. George fire department ready to celebrate 100 years

March 20, 2012, St. George, Ont. - Back in the day, the St. George fire brigade could be seen out and about extinguishing at least a few fires each week. Today, you may only see the team of nearly two-dozen volunteers tend to one structure fire in an entire year. After nearly 40 years as a volunteer firefighter, Paul McConkey’s seen it all. The Paris Star reports.

March 20, 2012
By The Paris Star

March 20, 2012, St. George, Ont. – Back in the day, the St. George fire brigade could be seen out and about
extinguishing at least a few fires each week. Today, you may only see
the team of nearly two-dozen volunteers tend to one structure fire in an
entire year. After nearly 40 years as a volunteer firefighter, Paul
McConkey’s seen it all. The Paris Star reports. | READ MORE