The Fairhaven Fire Department has formally dedicated and blessed its new state of the art ladder truck with a ceremony at Fire Department headquarters.
The new truck was dedicated to the memory of the late Lt. Earl M. Faunce. Lt. Faunce was a beloved member of the Fairhaven Fire Department. Even after his retirement, he continued to help the department by writing and securing grants for such things as turnout gear and other assorted fire equipment. Approximately 80 people crowded the fire station for the dedication. Family and friends spoke of Lt. Faunce as a father, friend, co-worker and dedicated firefighter. Wayne Oliveira served as Master of Ceremonies.