SIDNEY — A dedication ceremony for the Nancy Adams Training Center is scheduled for Wednesday at 3 p.m. The training center, located at Sidney’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services Station 1, was made possible through a gift to the Community Foundation.
The $100,000 gift was made by long-time Shelby County resident Dick Adams. Nancy Adams was his daughter, and served as an emergency medical technician (EMT) in Florida.
In addition to Fire Chief Bradley Jones, Mayor Mike Barhorst, Community Foundation Executive Director Marian Spicer and Dr. Richard Adams, Nancy’s brother, will speak during the ceremony. Also speaking will be Sidney Police Chief William Balling, Fort Loramie Fire Chief Brad Schulze, Sidney Deputy Fire Chief Cameron Haller and Wilson Health EMS Coordinator Kristi Branson.
The Rev. Patrick Sloneker, former chaplain for the Sidney Fire Department, will offer the invocation. The Rev. Diana Circelli, pastor of Sidney’s First Presbyterian Church, will offer the benediction.
Dick Adams is expected to unveil the plaque. At the time the gift was announced, Dick Adams said Nancy seemed to enjoy the time she spent as an EMT more than any other.
The gift was made to benefit the city of Sidney because the city maintains the only paid department in Shelby County, and routinely provides training opportunities that benefit the volunteer departments. In addition to emergency medical training, the gift was also designed to help provide training for fire and law enforcement personnel.