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​Ret Chief, Durango Fire & Rescue

Being a member of the fire department is being part of a “Brotherhood” and “Sisterhood,” a family.  There is a common conviction that exemplifies the highest standards of service.  The team concept is what is found in the fire service: it’s the “Brotherhood” and “Sisterhood” that brings firefighters together in one common bond, as well as gives them a deep connection with members of the community they serve.  One of the most rewarding parts of the fire service is saving a life; but not every emergency situation has a positive outcome; and in an industry that views death on a daily basis, firefighters often must depend on each other and the generosity of the community. The Hundred Club of Durango is such an organization united in a common interest and doctrine not unlike the fire service.  The Hundred Club not only assists the surviving family members of fallen firefighters it provides the opportunity to children of firefighters in furthering their education at Fort Lewis College through The Hundred Club Scholarship Program.

Like all citizens, we deeply appreciate the everyday performance of our firefighting and law enforcement friends. Our community is indeed fortunate to have an organization like The Hundred Club, which stands ready and financially capable of providing immediate assistance to families of those who experience personal disaster.

Emergency assistance has been given to a number of such families in the past — as well as scholarship aid to their children. Let’s maintain our financial support capabilities at a high level, providing the resources needed for the long term.

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