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Editorial: You rely on them; Can they rely on you?

Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue has unveiled its concept of a new station in a new location, while keeping the heart of its operation on Main Street.

The placement affirms the department’s commitment to county service, keeping the volunteers within reach of thousands of employees and structures that it protects. The handsome design shows the desire to enhance this street and to be a good neighbor.

Gloucester’s dedicated members, and those of Abingdon and Mathews volunteer squads, work together, train together, and when the need is urgent, respond together. They give willingly and without complaint.

We urge the community to do the same—to support the volunteers who spent countless hours in training and in service, and who save lives and property with response to multiple alarms every day. As Gloucester County grows, the need for its services will grow as well.

A bonus in pride

Also this month, Gloucester welcomed the creation of another mural on Main Street. This fo...

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