Delhi Township Fire Department honors its own

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By Anna Shaffer
Holt Journal Staff Reporter

The Delhi Township Fire Department recently recognized those doing their best work to keep the community safe.

On Feb. 18, Delhi Fire Chief Brian Ball held an awards banquet to recognize personnel in the Delhi Township Fire Department.

Retired Deputy Chief Michael Grant was recognized for his 38 years working in the department and helping the Holt community, and master firefighter Matt Bennett was awarded firefighter of the year.

According to the Delhi Township website, the department contains 14 full-time personnel and 25 members who are paid, on-call.

The Delhi Township Fire Department protects 30,000 people living in an area of 64 square miles, according to the Delhi Township website. In 2010, the department responded to almost 2,400 calls.

In addition to providing fire protection and prevention, the local department does it’s best to provide additional safety tips and updates to residents through a Facebook page, including information about power outages and storms.