Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department

Chatham Turkey Trot Raises Money to Purchase Life Saving Equipment


The annual Chatham Turkey Trot organized by President Curt Ritter raises funds for various non-profit organizations. For the past eleven years the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department (CTVFD) has been fortunate to be a recipient of funds from this event.

Curt Ritter said, “We are pleased to present a check for $10,000 to the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department to support their purchase of a state-of-the art thermal imaging camera (TIC). TICs are used on just about every call to identify hot spots within a home’s walls, search for potential victims trapped in a building or occupants that have been ejected from a motor vehicle. Put simply, they are critical to fire operations. Chief Matthew Lemons, “thanks Curt Ritter and everyone who came out to support the Turkey Trot.”

Curt Ritter (fourth from right) presenting check to John Robertson (President), Matthew Lemons (Chief) and Jim Connelly (Trustee) joined by members of the department