Ernest "Ernie" Pope answered his last alarm on Saturday January 15, 2011. Ernie was a lifetime member of the Fruiltand Volunteer Fire Company and will be greatly missed by all.
A short list of Ernie's contributions include:
30 years of service with Fruitland, 1972-1974 & 1983-Present.
Held various positions including:
Vice President 1973, 1999, 2004-2008
Assistant Treasurer 1985
Chief Engineer 1992-93, 1999-2002
1st Assistant Chief Engineer 1988, 1990-1991
2nd Assistant Chief Engineer 1987, 1989, 1994-1998
3rd Assistant Chief Engineer 2007-2008
1992 Fireman of the Year
Top Responder Multiple Years
Top 10 Responder Multiple Years
President Wicomico County Volunteer Firefighters Association 1992 & 2006
Vice President Wicomico County Volunteer Firefighters Association 1991
Past President of the Wicomico County Fire Police Association
Inducted into the Delmarva Firefighters Hall of Fame 2005
Certified Maryland First Responder
Engine Committee (Engine 301), Traffic 3, Board of Directors, Ambulance Committee, EMS, House Committee, Jackets, By-Laws, Audit, Cadet Committee, Tags, Uniforms, Membership, 100 Year Anniversary.
Delmar Fire Dept Inc.
14 Years of Service 1956-1970
Salisbury Fire Department
2 Years Career 1972-1974