Keith Garrity, the chief of the , celebrated 30 years of service with the company in April 2012. Garrity joined the department as a junior firefighter at age 15.
To honor his dedication, his fellow volunteers awarded him with a 30-year appreciation plaque at the department's monthly meeting Monday night.
As Garrity accepted his award, he was given a standing ovation.
The decided at its meeting Wednesday night that it will also honor Garrity for his service.
To learn more about Garrity and his life as a volunteer firefighter, read "" on Nazareth Patch.