Fort Kent recognizes three men who supported fire department
FORT KENT, Maine — The town of Fort Kent recently recognized three men who went out of their way to support the local fire department. The recognition took place at a town council meeting on Monday, Oct. 28.
Robert “Rocky” Bard and Greg Bernier assisted in refurbishing a model of the Fort Kent Blockhouse which is located in the parking lot of the fire station.
“It was sitting outside for a number of years and the weather had taken a toll on it so it was in need of rebuilding and structural reinforcement as well as a new roof,” said Fort Kent Fire Chief Ed Endee.
Bard donated his services to rebuild the mini-blockhouse and Greg Bernier stained it.
In addition, Bard assisted by pouring a concrete slab on which a new generator sits at the fire station.
FKFD safety officer Cecile Hafford, who is a licensed propane installer, ran all the piping and plumbing associated with the propane system for the generator, which Chief Endee said is valuable to the department.
“If we lose power we have to manually operate the overhead doors to the station which is a lengthy procedure,” Chief Endee said.
Endee added that without the generator, the fire trucks that contain hundreds of gallons of water could be damaged in the case of a prolonged power outage in cold weather.