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Rayland VFD

February 6, 2012
Times Leader

OVER THIRTY years ago, persons who helped to organize the Rayland Volunteer Fire Department were honored by the department at a dinner meeting. Not all original members were present, but 14 men were given golden honorary cards. Several speakers noted the contributions of William Bechtel in organizing the department. Bechtel, standing at left, received his gold honorary card from Tim Bell, department president. Seated are Mrs. Bechtel and Forrest "Red" Bell. The grandson of Edgar Tanley, the first fire chief of the department, Alan Bell and three Bell brothers are still members along with their uncle and cousin, "Red" and Chuck Bell. Tim and Gary. Photo was taken by Loretta Hunker and submitted by Catherine Bell.

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