GLENDALE, AZ - A fire department in Glendale, AZ honored the oldest living volunteer firefighter when he turned 90 on Sunday.
Charlie Bootz was greeted at his daughter's home as fire units pulled playing sirens and flashing lights.
The 90-year old received a plaque from Glendale City Councilman Ian Hugh, Assistant fire Chief Elio Pompa and former Glendale fire Chief Gary Crabtree.
The all-volunteer department began in 1912 and served the growing community through the Great Depression and the start of World War II.
"It didn't stop with just fighting fires, you got to know these people and enjoyed their company. It was a real honor to be a volunteer fireman," said Bootz.
The city hired its first full-time paid fire chief in the 1950s. A decade later, Glendale was able to show the need to employ its first full-time paid firefighters.
In 2013, more than 100 volunteers gave their time as safety educators, administration support and fire cadets.
The Crisis Response Team is made up of volunteers trained by the Glendale Fire Department and Maricopa Association Governments to assist firefighters, police officers and the citizens of the west Valley during 911 calls.
The holiday weekend is looking warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increase late Sunday and Labor Day.
Temperatures will warm headed into Labor Day. Saturday is the pick day of the holiday weekend with dry conditions and highs in the low 80s.
It turns hot and humid by Sunday with sct. shower and thunderstorm chances increasing N&W anytime after 2/3PM. It should remain dry down the shore all day Saturday and most if not all of Sunday.
Saturday (82/62): Sun/Clouds
Sunday (89/70): Clouds/Storm
Monday (90/74): Clouds/Storm
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