Laurie’s dad (Ralph Bechtel Sr.) was a firefighter with Concord Township Fire Department for 36 years, 5 of those years (1974-1978) at Concord, he was the Fire Chief. The entire family was very active with Concord Township Fire Department holding various offices. With this being said, The National Volunteer Firemen’s Association presented Laurie with a bible in recognition of her parents dedication to the community of Concord. The feature image is of Laurie accepting the bible by representatives of the National Volunteer Firemen’s Association with Laurie’s present family beside her.