We are the proud members of the Worthington Division of Fire & 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. These Individuals 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 & 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.
In recognition of the bond among firefighters, we built a small memorial park on the grounds of the fire station. It provides 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 also serves as a gathering place for the citizens of Worthington and surrounding areas. The space includes benches, a sculpture, tribute flags, and brick pavers honoring past members of the Sharon Township Fire Department and the City of Worthington Division of Fire & EMS.
The project was completed with charitable contributions from the citizens of Worthington and the surrounding area. We are forever grateful for their support of this legacy for current and future generations.