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Final Resting Place As Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Dedicates Station To Frank Ott

[ 0 ] October 19, 2014 |
©2009-2014 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : Frank Ott (L) was a driving force for Wintergreen Fire & Rescue in Nelson County, VA. His volunteerism was so great that the newly renovated WFD station in Stoney Creek was dedicated in his honor this past Saturday afternoon - October 18, 2014.

©2008-2014 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : Frank Ott (L) was a driving force for Wintergreen Fire & Rescue in Nelson County, VA. His volunteerism was so great that the newly renovated WFD station in Stoney Creek was dedicated in his honor this past Saturday afternoon – October 18, 2014.

Stoney Creek / Nellysford
Nelson County, Virginia

Back in June of 2013 we told you about the passing of Frank Ott. He was a long time volunteer with Wintergreen Fire & Rescue in Nelson County. “Although several members contributed significantly, if I had to attach just one name to the effort, it would be Frank. He embraced our training and became an advanced life support provider, as well as a fire fighter. He was a lifetime member of both the Fire Department and the Rescue Squad. For anything we needed, Frank was there,” Wintergreen F & R Chief Curtis Sheets told us.

Frank Ott's daughter, Robin, speaks at the Saturday ceremony where the newly renovate Wintergreen Fire Station in Nellysford was dedicated in her late father's memory.

Frank Ott’s daughter, Robin, speaks at the Saturday ceremony where the newly renovated Wintergreen Fire Station in Nellysford was dedicated in her late father’s memory.

His daughter Robin said most people on the outside had no idea what an influence her father had through the years at Wintergreen F & R. “Bigger than most people that aren’t involved with the fire & rescue really know. There was a rule that you couldn’t do that (dedicate a building in someone’s name) here and they made an exception just for this, which is very special.”

Frank Ott's children and grandchildren look over memorabilia from when Frank Ott was an active volunteer with Wintergreen Fire & Rescue.

Frank Ott’s children and grandchildren look over memorabilia from when Frank Ott was an active volunteer with Wintergreen Fire & Rescue.

Flanked by Frank Ott's grandchildren on the far right and left, Wintergreen F&R Chief Curtis Sheets L) looks on as Julia Rogers (Nelson Chamber President - center) and Nelson BOS Chair Connie Brennan cut a ribbon officially dedicating the newly renovated fire station in the late Frank Ott's name.

Flanked by Frank Ott’s grandchildren on the far right and left, Wintergreen F&R Chief Curtis Sheets (L) looks on as Julia Rogers (Nelson Chamber President – center) and Nelson BOS Chair Connie Brennan cut a ribbon officially dedicating the newly renovated fire station in the late Frank Ott’s name.

One of Frank Ott's grandsons hangs his squad helmet on a hook in a new entrance to the fire station. It's the final resting place for the helmet worn countless hours by Frank when he was a volunteer with the squad.

One of Frank Ott’s grandsons hangs his squad helmet on a hook in a new entrance to the fire station. It’s the final resting place for the helmet worn countless hours by Frank when he was a volunteer with the squad.

To view lots more of the photos from Saturday’s dedication, visit our Facebook album above.

We are certain Frank has a great big smile on his face after this. RIP Frank 🙂

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