Livingston Fire Chief, Corky Cochran (left) and former Chief, B.R. Haynes
Livingston Fire Department Celebrates 100th In Style, LIVINGSTON, October 25, 2015 - The Livingston Volunteer Fire Department had a big parade in Downtown Livingston to start a time of celebration of 100 years of saving lives and property. The parade included men and vehicles from Livingston VFD and other Polk County VFDs and VFDs from outside Polk County. Together, the VFDs joined together for a huge parade that proceeded down Washington Avenue past the courthouse square. Afterward, the celebration continued at Livingston High School where Chief Corky Cochran addressed the audience as well as other dignitaries including Livingston Mayor, Clark Evans, City Manager, Marilyn Sutton, State Representative, James White, County Judge, Sydney Murphy, Pastor Harold Isaacs and others. There was also a time of remembrance as the names of past fire fighters who are now deceased was read out loud by firemen. Afterwards, fried catfish was served to all in attendance. The turnout and support from the community was phenomenal.
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County Judge, Sydney Murphy (center) waits for the parade with friends and family.
B.R. Haynes was the Fire Chief before Corky Cochran.
Chief Cochran (center) makes last minute notes before he addressed the large gathering at Livingston High School (Also pictures John Haynes (left) and Alan Cook).
(L - R) Corrigan Fire Chief, John Cobb, Polk County Emergency Coordinator, Larry Pitts, Constable Mike Nettles.
State Representative, James White addressed the audience.
Former Livingston Fire Department Volunteers.
Current Livingston Fire Department Volunteers.
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