Ralph Blade was recently honored for an accomplishment few firefighters in the nation ever achieve. The 93-year-old man has served as a volunteer for the Bowers Fire Company for 75 years. Mr. Blade, who now lives in Slaughter Beach, was visited at his home on March 10th by State Rep. Jack Peterman and Kent County Levy Court Commissioner Eric Buckson. The two legislators each presented tributes issued by their respective governments recognizing Mr. Blade’s dedication to serving the community for three-quarters of a century.
In photo, from left: Kent County Levy Court Commissioner Eric Buckson, Ralph Blade, State Rep. Jack Peterman and Bowers Fire Company President Adam Warner.