International drum donation helps Kingman FD

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Pictured left to right are Kingman bagpiper Fred Warring, Calgary Pipe Band member Terry Clark, Kingman Fire Chief Chuck Osterman, Kingman bagpiper Jim Glover and piping student Stacy McDaniels.

KFD/Courtesy<br> Pictured left to right are Kingman bagpiper Fred Warring, Calgary Pipe Band member Terry Clark, Kingman Fire Chief Chuck Osterman, Kingman bagpiper Jim Glover and piping student Stacy McDaniels.

The Kingman Fire Department Honor Guard is thanking their friends at the Calgary Police Service Pipe Band for an act of kindness that saved them at least $3,000.

Calgary band member Terry Clark asked his Kingman friends and fellow bagpipers Jim Glover and Fred Warring if they'd like a set of drums that were being replaced by the Canadian ensemble.

Clark and his wife, Liz, even drove the 18 hours to Kingman to hand over the gently-used musical instruments.

"We couldn't be happier with this donation," said KFD Chief Chuck Osterman. "The thoughtfulness of our friends in Calgary has moved our Honor Guard Band dream to a reality."

KFD said the cost of a new set of drums is around $3,000-$4,000. The KFD Honor Guard performs on a regular basis in the area and frequently travels throughout the state for funerals and memorial services.

The Honor Guard unit is a volunteer group consisting of Kingman Fire Department and IAFF # 4191 members and is funded through donations and fundraisers.