The Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department's new station is named after Thomas K. Johnson, its longtime chief, who worked at the station from 1961 through 2011. The old station burned down in 2010. On Saturday, Johnson, who retired last year, attended the official opening of the new facility.
Melody Snodgrass of Sissonville watches her 4-year-old son, Ricky, try on a firefighter helmet Saturday at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Sissonville fire station.
Tom Miller, who has been a firefighter in the Sissonville department for 30 years, says Saturday's celebration at the new station has been a long time coming: "We have risen from the ashes."
Boy Scout Troop 19, from Aldersgate United Methodist Church, raises the American flag outside Sissonville's new station Saturday. About a hundred folks from the community attended.