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Alton Fire Department honors years of service in Wayne County

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The Alton Fire Department celebrated its annual Fireman’s Banquet on April 20 where two of its long-standing members were honored for their decades of dedicated service. The event recognized the significant contributions of these members to the community and the fire department over the years.


Tom Roder and Dave Lancaster, both of whom have previously held chief positions within the Alton Fire Department, were awarded proclamations from Assemblyman Brian Manktelow and Senator Pam Helming. Roder was celebrated for his 45 years of service, while Lancaster was recognized for an impressive 55 years of commitment to firefighting and public safety.

Throughout their tenure, both Roder and Lancaster have played critical roles in various committees and have been instrumental in mentoring new recruits. The fire department extended a heartfelt thank you to both men for their enduring dedication and service to the community.