Lewes Fire Department presents annual awards

Jeff Monaco was named Lewes Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter of the Year for 2013.  He is shown here with President Woody Magee, left; Firefighter of the Year Award Committee Chairman Bob Nicholson, and Chief Troy Virden. BY CHUCK SNYDER
February 12, 2014

Lewes Volunteer Fire Department presented awards at its annual banquet Jan. 18 in the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.  This is the 218th anniversary year of the department founded in 1796.

The annual banquet includes presentation of awards followed by dancing.

Lewes Volunteer Fire Department operates fire and rescue.stations on Savannah Road in Lewes and in Nassau near Nassau Valley Vineyards.

It also jointly operates, with Rehoboth Beach Fire Company, a fire and rescue station on Route 24 in the Angola area.

Construction is currently under way on a replacement fire house at Nassau.