Firefighter Honored

By: Elizabeth Donatelli
By: Elizabeth Donatelli

September 6, 2006

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors recognized an outstanding firefighter, who founded one of the busiest fire stations in the state.

Ronald Slaughter retired after 51 years of volunteer service in both the city and county. In 1976 he helped found the Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department when they had about 150 calls every year. It's now about 2,500 per year.

"I'm humbled and honored by all of this. It's been an outstanding day for me," said Slaughter.

Slaughter served as both the chief at Seminole Trail as well as vice president of the Board of Directors.

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