DVFA Profile

M. Frank King
M. was a member of the Hartly Volunteer Fire Company.

Morris Frank King joined the Hartly Fire Dept. in December 1964. He served as Fire Chief and President, was past President of the Kent County Volunteer Firemen’s Association and was inducted into the KCVFA and DVFA Hall of Fame. He was Parliamentarian of the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association up until the time of his death. Frank served on numerous committees, including Chairman of the Pension Advisory Committee for the DVFA. One of his proudest accomplishments was writing the legislation for the pension program implemented for the Delaware fire service. Frank was the recipient of the Good Neighbor Award from the Delaware State News in 1987 and in 2002, he received the "President's Award" for being only the second person from the Hartly Volunteer Fire Department to serve as President of the Hartly Fire Department, Kent County Volunteer Firemen's Association, and the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association. In 2004 he was presented the KCVFA (Ace Carrow-Morris King) Fireman of the Year Award for which he received a tribute from the Delaware House of Representatives. He further was recognized in House Bill #57, Resolution #657 which read, Outstanding Service to 911 Feasibility Committee which contributed to the 911 Emergency Calling Service in Kent County. Frank was the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association Firemen of the Year in 2009, an honor of which his father, Morris W. King was the first recipient. M. Frank King and Morris W. King were the first father and son Presidents in the history of the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association. Frank retired from the Delaware State Pension office in 2008 after 29 years of service. He had also served on the Board of Directors of the Del-One Federal Credit Union. Morris Frank King was 68 years of age at the time of his passing and was laid to rest in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover, Delaware. Surviving him were his wife Paula, daughter Donna Dixon, sons J. Bryan Quillin, Randy J. King and Jason B. Quillin.

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