On October 30, 2013, members of the Manchester Fire Department and other local fire departments assisted the East Dorset Fire Department in laying their former chief, Walter B. Read Sr. to rest.
Walter was very instrumental in starting the Vermont Fire School. He was the East Dorset fire chief for many years and was a lifetime member of the International Service of Fire Chiefs, the New England Association of Fire Chiefs, the Vermont Fire Chiefs and the Vermont Firefighters Association.
While many of our department’s personnel may have never known Chief Read directly, we have all benefited by his dedication to the fire service, and the advancements in education he provided for us.
Thank you, East Dorset Fire Department for including us in the service.
Thank you, Chief Read for the work you did for our community.