Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Stephen Jones, Sr Day Room Dedicated At Takoma Park Fire Station #2

Recently, the Women and Men of Takoma Park Fire Station #2 dedicated the station day-room to pay tribute to former Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department (TPVFD) member Stephen Jones Sr. who was an active member until his death, from cancer, in 1984.

Assistant Chief Steve Jones and his youngest 
son at the dedication
Mr. Jones joined TPVFD in 1970 and held several administrative positions on the board of directors and was very active with fund raisers for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  He was an active Fire Fighter and driver on all units and received several awards such as Fire Fighter of the Year, training awards, and top responder awards.

In addition, he was co-chairman for the rehab of the fire station in the early 80's and spent countless hours with this project.   Mr. Jones was also a paramedic with the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad since there were only a few medic units in the county at the time.  He was part of group that worked hard to get Advanced Life Support service in the lower part of the county.

His son, Stephen Jones Jr., followed in his Dad’s footsteps and is an Assistant Chief with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue.  He wishes to thank Dan, Tracey, Darrell, and all of the other Women and Men of Station #2 for the dedication of the day-room to his father.

“It truly means a lot and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about him” stated Assistant Chief Jones. 

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