Russell Schepp passed this trait on to his descendants, who were happy to contribute to the preservation of a local icon: the green fire machine.
The Minoa Field Days will be held Thursday to Saturday May 28 to 30. The annual event is the fire department's largest fundraiser, drawing hundreds of people each year. The grand parade is set for 6 p.m. Saturday May 30.
The 40 firefighters who staff its two stations, each equipped with an engine, a rescue pumper and light rescues, are all volunteers. Station 1 is located at 238 N. Main Street in the village; Station 2 is located at 7036 Manlius Center Road in Fremont.