December 16, 2022: The Officers and members of the Second District Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Inc. regretfully announce the passing of Past President, Past Chief, and Life Member James G. (Gregory) Adams. As a young teenager in 1953, Chief Adams joined the fledgling McKay’s Beach Volunteer Fire Department (destined to become the SDVFD&RS) in Valley Lee as a Junior Member and served actively for nearly 70 years. After joining, it soon became apparent that Gregory was destined to assume leadership roles, and quickly began to be appointed to officer and engineer positions within the department. Eventually, he became Chief Engineer, and then Assistant Chief. In 1970, he was elected to the position of Chief, a position he held for many years. Chief Adams was a strong leader with a no-nonsense leadership style and held his officers to the same standards. A true leader, Chief Adams was a mentor, a teacher, an advisor, a listener, and most of all, a true friend to all of his emergency services brothers and sisters. In 1973, Chief Adams was the key organizer in the formulation of the rescue squad, which became, and still remains, an integral part of our organization. He was […]
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