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Volunteer, vet praised for fire service
Roy Born accepts congratulations from Forsyth County Fire Chief Danny Bowman on his upcoming retirement. - photo by Autumn McBride
The Forsyth County Fire Department is saying goodbye to two of its own this month.A.J. Pritchett, who has served as a volunteer firefighter since 1995, is retiring from the department and moving with his family to Vermont, where a new job awaits.Roy Born is retiring after serving 11 years as the department's building maintenance worker.Both were joined by family and friends at separate receptions held recently.During a gathering at Fire Station 10, Pritchett recalled the lessons he'd learned along the way, like how to never take a scene for granted and "sometimes you're somebody's last hope." He also thanked the firefighters with whom he has worked over the years."I've been inspired by each and every one of you guys," he said. "Station 10 is my home.