A 50 year testimonial dinner was held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Lancaster Country Club to honor Thomas K. Schlicht’s 50 years of dedicated service to the Town Line Volunteer Fire Department. Thomas celebrated this milestone surrounded by his fellow firefighters, family, and friends.
Thomas Schlicht joined the Town Line Volunteer Fire Department on July 1, 1967. Throughout his 50 years of service, Tom has held many positions within the department. Some of these accomplishments are highlighted below:
1969 to 1973 - Vice President and Membership Committee Chairman
1970 - Student in Erie County's 2nd EMT class and was an active EMT for over 25 years.
1970s - Co-Chairman of the Town Line Fireman's 3-Day Fundraising Picnic
1972 - Member of Building Committee for Town Line Station #2
1975 to 1976 - Treasurer
1977 - Board of Directors - Director
1980s - Member of Bingo Committee
1998 - Co-Chairman of Station #1 Building Expansion Project
1994 to present - Board of Directors – Directors of Finance, Insurance, Building and Grounds. Also served as Chairman of the Board for several years.
2004 - President
2005 - Member of Station #2 Building Expansion Committee
2012 to present - Service Award Trustee and Chairman
Tom was awarded the Firefighter of Award in 1999, the Life Saving Award in 2013, was a member of the committee for the Firefighter Memorial Monument, and played on the fire department hockey team in the 1970s. Additionally, Tom has been one of our top responders for the past several years and is a key member of our daytime response crew.
Tom has also been involved with the Town Line Volunteer Firemen’s Benevolent Association of Erie County since its inception in the last 1960s when he joined as a charter member. Throughout the years, he has served as a Director on the Joint Board between the Fire Department and Benevolent Association, a Trustee, and has served in his current position as Director since 2011.
Tom is also an active member of the National Ski Patrol where he has been providing EMS services to the skiing public for over 40 years.
While it is impossible to list all of the accomplishments and contributions Tom has made throughout his 50 years of service to the department, it is without question that he has been an integral part of both the operations and leadership of our department. The officers and members of the Town Line Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank Tom for his continued service and dedication. May he continue to be an inspiration to future generations of this department.