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PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSHWestern Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company firefighters and family members begin their eight-hour-long Santa run through western Salisbury neighborhoods on the fire company’s antique 1965 American LaFrance Pioneer fire engine around noon Dec. 21, 2019. PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSHWestern Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company firefighters and family members begin their eight-hour-long Santa run through western Salisbury neighborhoods on the fire company’s antique 1965 American LaFrance Pioneer fire engine around noon Dec. 21, 2019.
Santa, assisted by firefighter Jared Tierno, and Mrs. Claus, assisted by auxiliary member Nicole Sylvester, surprise Razan and Semna Suleiman with doorstep delivery of presents their family had provided for the Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company’s Santa run Dec. 21, 2019. Santa, assisted by firefighter Jared Tierno, and Mrs. Claus, assisted by auxiliary member Nicole Sylvester, surprise Razan and Semna Suleiman with doorstep delivery of presents their family had provided for the Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company’s Santa run Dec. 21, 2019.
As soon as Santa steps off the back of the fire engine on the Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company’s Santa run Dec. 21, 2019, Roland Seely runs to give him an embrace. According to Santa, “These moments make our run very rewarding for us.” As soon as Santa steps off the back of the fire engine on the Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company’s Santa run Dec. 21, 2019, Roland Seely runs to give him an embrace. According to Santa, “These moments make our run very rewarding for us.”
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSHThe Grinch manages to hitch a ride for the Dec. 21, 2019 Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company’s Santa run and act mischievously while Santa and Mrs. Claus hand out candy canes to youngsters in western Salisbury neighborhoods. PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSHThe Grinch manages to hitch a ride for the Dec. 21, 2019 Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company’s Santa run and act mischievously while Santa and Mrs. Claus hand out candy canes to youngsters in western Salisbury neighborhoods.
Joey the rescue dog, recently adopted by the Rohrbach family, is offered a dog biscuit by Mrs. Claus on the Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company’s Dec. 21, 2019 Santa run through western Salisbury neighborhoods. Joey the rescue dog, recently adopted by the Rohrbach family, is offered a dog biscuit by Mrs. Claus on the Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company’s Dec. 21, 2019 Santa run through western Salisbury neighborhoods.

Western Salisbury firefighters

Thursday, January 2, 2020 by jim marsh Special to the Press in Local News

Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company firefighters and their family members conducted their annual holiday Santa run Dec. 21, 2019 through neighborhoods in the company’s fire protection district.

Santa and Mrs. Claus, assisted by firefighter Jared Tierno and auxiliary member Nicole Sylvester, flanked by firefighters in full turnout gear, jumped on and off the rear bumper platform of the antique 1965 American LaFrance engine over an eight-hour run to greet youngsters and their parents.

The Grinch, assisted by fire Lt. Ramon Deeb, was also along to provide mischievous amusement for the Santa run. Deeb assisted Santa for the second half of the run, while firefighter Ryan Lutseo assisted the Grinch.

Santa and Mrs. Claus handed out candy canes to children greeting them as the engine’s sirens announced Santa was in the neighborhood. Family dogs were treated to dog biscuits, and in some cases children received gifts their families had provided for surprise delivery.

Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company Chief Joshua Wells, who was behind the wheel of the company’s big aerial ladder truck, said, “The annual fire prevention programs in our schools and the holiday Santa run are highlights our firefighters enjoy each year as they get an opportunity to interact with the youngsters who reside in our fire district.”

Wells said the good community interaction for firefighters was a welcome offset to the nearly 450 calls for help the fire company responded to in 2019.