This month\u2019s recipient of the Mercer Savings Bank Giving Mission donation is the Celina Fire Department!The Celina Fire Department serves residents of Celina and is located at 202 N. Main St. in the historic old City Hall building, which was originally built in 1890. The old city hall building sprang up during the city\u2019s first growth spurt, back in the 1880s, which was driven by the discovery of oil and natural gas deposits in the area. By 1886, Celina was a bustling new community with three newspaper offices, five churches, and two banks.The Celina Fire Department consists of a single station, which provides both firefighting and other emergency services to residents. Celina Fire Department Chief Doug Wolters says he got involved with the fire department back in 1983 as a volunteer. In 1990, he was hired full time. \u201cAnd I\u2019ve been here ever since!\u201d he says.Wolters loves what he does. \u201cI enjoy helping people,\u201d he says. \u201cI also became a paramedic in \u201892. I really enjoy that. We don\u2019t have a hospital close by, so we often take care of really sick people.\u201dDonations like the one from Mercer Savings bank are generally used to purchase additional equipment for the firefighters. This specific donation will go toward the purchase of tables and chairs for firefighter training sessions, which are held in the fire truck room.\u201cWe appreciate how the community has supported us over the years,\u201d says Wolters. \u201cWe\u2019ve got numerous donations through different groups, and that\u2019s enabled us to get a tremendous amount of equipment. The community is really good to us, and we really appreciate it.\u201dSupport the Celina Fire DepartmentDonations to the fire department can be made by check, made out to the \u201cCelina Fire Department\u201d and mailed to them at 202 N. Main St., Celina, Ohio 45822. All donations are recognized during City Council Meetings and put into the department\u2019s capital account so that all equipment purchases can be tracked and accounted for.