The Benkelman Rural Fire Department recently recognized two long time Benkelman Volunteer Firemen. Jerry Kisela retired from the department last year and Janousek about a year and a half ago. Both men were honored during the fire department’s annual Christmas party on December 21. In recognition of their service, the fire department presented Kisela and Janousek with their fire fighting helmets that including a fire department emblem with wording recognizing their years of service. The shield on the helmets were also signed by all the members of the fire department. Kisela served over 35-years with the department and Janousek 37-years.