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100 years of battling blazes

JERICHO, Vt. -

It's the 100th year celebration of the Underhill-Jericho Fire Station.

The department kicked off the festivities with a parade from Brown's River Middle School to the station, where the community came out to see the unveiling of the new memorial. The monument was built in honor of the city's firefighters and to remember the emergency workers who lost their lives in 9-11. An old siren purchased by the station in 1955 was added as a finishing touch.

"All these sirens were used for of course, warning the public in case of an emergency, but then they were turned into a way to announce and pull members in to help the community so it's quite memorable," says Chief Todd Fischer.

The siren will go off every year on 9-11 to remember those who lost their lives almost 12 years ago.

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