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From left, Great Falls Volunteer Fire Chief Frank Smith,
Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville), Milburn Sanders and Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department President Joan Bliss. Milburn Sanders and his wife Ellen joined the Great Falls VFD in 1942, seven days after it was founded as an auxiliary to the McLean Fire Department.

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Milburn P. Sanders, 90, of Great Falls, Dies

Was founding member of Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department and Great Falls Historical Society.

Sanders, Milburn Page, 90, of Great Falls, died on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. A retired civilian U.S. Naval Department employee, Mr. Sanders was a native of Great Falls, born there when the area was known as Forestville.

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Volunteer Fire Department Celebrates 70 Years

New firehouse hosts anniversary celebration.

Milburn Sanders, 90, joined the Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department (then known as the Forestville Fire Department) seven days after it opened on May 5, 1952. Seventy years later, he was part of the celebration at a new building, with generations of volunteer and career firefighters that came after him.

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