New furniture for the Highland Park Volunteer Fire Department Station 37 Meeting Room was generously donated by two different people recently.
A full set of banquet chairs (seen above) was donated from a former Highland Park resident & Highland Park High School Alumnus. The wonderful Alum would like to remain anonymous and we are grateful for his support and kind assistance to making the meeting room a little nicer. The Alum recalls two house fires when he lived on Magnolia Street growing up and was appreciative of the assistance from Highland Park Volunteer Firefighters.
A large sectional, leather couch (shown below) with matching loveseat was donated from another Highland Park resident on behalf of Ekornes Furniture.
We are grateful to the resident and to Ekornes, US as the couch helped replace some old, dilapidated recliners.
The meeting room in Station 37 is used for a host of HPVFD functions – general meetings, committee meetings, training and standby situations. It serves as an important social meeting space to bring our firefighters closer together. Just before & during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the meeting room was the central place for HPVFD members to rest, recover, eat & discuss during the long standby (standby is a time when firefighters are called to the firehouse due to weather or special situations, it is an all-hands-on-duty situation to best respond to potential emergencies safely).
Thank you again for the two generous donations! Our members will put both to good use.