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New HVFD sign hangs in memory of Blaine Scott PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   



There’s no mistaking where Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department is located after the recent addition of a new sign on their facility at 110 N. Campbell.

The new sign, bought with memorial funds in memory of Blaine Scott, reminds firefighters and community members of Blaine’s years of service to the fire department.

“He just thought the fire department was the greatest thing,” said Blaine’s wife Dorothy Scott. He always thought there should be a big sign for the fire department, she added, so after he died in 2004, money was donated for the project.

Blaine served the Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years, the maximum amount of time a person can be a firefighter. He was the fire chief for a time and also competed with the Holyoke team at firefighters races, claiming state-champion honors in an event one year.

“Blaine loved Holyoke,” said Dorothy, noting her husband loved being a firefighter because of the service he could do for the community.