Below is a copy of a brochure outlining a new project spearheaded by one of our members. You may support this project by purchasing a brick paver or donating directly (see below).
We are the proud members of the Worthington Division of Fire and EMS. We have been serving this community since 1932, and we call Worthington and the surrounding area our home. Over the years, we have witnessed numerous changes to this community and the world we live in. We have watched concerned citizens step up and help their neighbors in time of need. We have seen the frightened eyes of parents calling 9-1-1 for an ill child, and those of families desperately needing us to bring their loved one back from harm’s way. We have, on more than a few occasions, delivered babies that heralded the birth of a new family. These are just a few of the things we have witnessed in our time serving this community.
We have been fortunate to work with and learn from some of the most experienced and selfless men and women of this profession. Individuals that come to work while leaving their loved ones at home, so that they may protect you and your family from harm. These men and women of the Division of Fire and EMS are our
extended family. We live one-third of our lives together. We call each other brothers and sisters of the fire service. We come together to laugh, cry, serve, sleep and enjoy each other's company. This my friend is what families do.
With this said, we intend to build a new community park upon the Fire Department grounds. This park will be named The City of Worthington Firefighter’s Community Park. It will provide a space to honor past, present, and future firefighters of the City of Worthington, as well as other firefighters throughout this great country. The park will also serve as a gathering place for the citizens of Worthington and surrounding areas. Upon completion, the park will include benches, a sculpture, tribute flags, and a brick wall honoring past members of Sharon Township Fire Department and the City of Worthington Division of Fire and EMS.
In order to complete this project, we are asking citizens of Worthington and the surrounding area for their support. We would like to build the park solely through charitable donations. Contributing to this project will help our current community leave a lasting legacy for future generations.
In addition to regular contributions, we are selling brick pavers which can be engraved and then placed upon the walkways surrounding the center of the park. We are also happy discuss other donation options with any business or individual wishing to make large monetary, service, or material contributions to this project. All donations are appreciated, and we thank everyone in advance supporting this effort.
We are a 501(C)(3) foundation, and the donations are tax deductible. For questions or comments, please contact Firefighter/Paramedic Ted Heineman at (614) 885-7640.