Wake Up Delaware
Fire Corps
Contact Us
Delaware Volunteer
Firefighter's Association
122 South Bradford Street
PO Box 1849
Dover, DE 19903

Show On Map

Phone: 1-302-734-9390
Toll Free: 1-877-455-3832
Fax: 1-302-734-9404


Photo Gallery
2015 DVFA Firefighter of the Year, Robert Taylor of the Harrington Fire Company
Wed, September 16, 2015
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
At the 21st Annual Conference of the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association, Robert Taylor of the Harrington Fire Company was selected as the 2015 DVFA Firefighter of the Year.

In his nominating letter, President Earl Brode wrote "Robert joined the Harrington Fire Company in April 1961 shortly after graduating from Goldey Beacon School of Business and while serving in the Army National Guard from 1958 to 1968 obtaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant. In 2012 Bob earned the honor of receiving his 50 year Active member status with the Harrington Fire Company. Bob served as Fire Chief in 1983 and 1984, President in 1969 and Ambulance Captain in 1971 and 1972. He received Fireman of the Year for the fire company in 1991. He has been a member of the Kent County Firefighters Association and the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association since 1960. Also during his over 50 years of service, Bob served the Board of Directors and numerous committees. Taylor joined the Harrington Fire Company in April 1961 and joined the Harrington Fire company shortly after graduating from Goldey Beacom School of Business and while serving in the Army National Guard from 1958 to 1968 obtaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant. In 2012 Bob earned the honor of receiving his 50 year Active member status with the Harrington Fire Company. Bob served as Fire Chief in 1983 and 1984, President in 1969 and Ambulance Captain in 1971 and 1972. He received Fireman of the Year for the fire company in 1991. He has been a member of the Kent County Firefighters Association and the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association since 1960. Also during his over 50 years of service, Bob served the Board of Directors and numerous committees.

Bob was also an icon within the Harrington community. Bob worked at the family business of Taylors Hardware Company, a business that lasted over 70 years. Bob was President of the company from 1984 until his retirement in 2006. Bob was on the Board of Directors for the Delaware Better Business Bureau from 1978 to 1984, First President of the Delmarva FIFE Federal Credit Union from 1987 to 1991, President of the Harrington Chamber of Commerce in 1984, Pennsylvania Atlantic Seaboard Hardware Association Board of Directors from 1985-1991. As well as serving on the Advisory Board of the Servistar Cooperation from 1988 to 1990 and he was President to the Harrington Business Association in 1995. As if this was not enough, Bob was a charter member of the Harrington Jaycees and served as President in 1963, 1965 and 1970. He has been a member of the Loyal Order of Moose since 1987 and has served on the Board of Directors for the Delaware State Fair since 1987 and this year was honored as an honorary director. Bob has been a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church since 1950. Bob was also a member and Past President of the Harrington Lions Club.

All of these listed accomplishments above have been done mostly while being married to his wife Betty for over 50 years and raising three children Teresa, Rob and Mary K. Bob’s son Rob has followed in his father’s footsteps and is a Past President and current Ambulance Captain and 1st Assistant Chief of the Harrington Fire Company."


Views: 786
Views: 718

Displaying 1-2 of 2 Pictures



Chief Web Design Website Visited 1,612,779 Times
There have been 1 visitors today | Currently 120061 Users Online
Most Users Online was 120061 on Oct 20, 2017
Most Visits in one day was 8,016 on Dec 11, 2013
© 2006-2017 Delaware Volunteer Firefighter's Association All rights reserved.
Disclaimer
Privacy Policy