(L-R) Firefighter Troy Weber, Captain Brian Wilson and Lt. Sean Rouse.

Wilson retires from fire department

Captain Brian Wilson retires from Greenville Township Fire Department

GREENVILLE – Greenville Township Fire Department Captain Brian Wilson was honored Saturday night before a packed house in front of the grand stand at the Great Darke County Fair prior to the demolition derby.

Captain Wilson is retiring after 26 years of service including time at Pitsburg, OH and 19 years with the Greenville Township Fire Department.

“It’s been a long time coming,” Wilson said. “My wife and my kids have spent a lot of empty Christmas dinners and Thanksgiving dinners when we had to run on calls.”

“I’m turning older,” Wilson continued. “I’ll be 50 this year so every chapter has to come to an end at sometime – so it’s that time.”

Wilson enjoyed his time serving as a firefighter for the residents of Darke County.

“It’s been rewarding,” he said. “I have been on the Township since 2008 when we started.”

Wilson encourages young people to get involve in firefighting.

“We need all the help we can get,” noted Wilson. “It’s hard to get volunteers – it’s a lot of work with little reward.”

Wilson was presented an American Flag with the Fireman’s Flag by Firefighter Troy Weber and Lt. Sean Rouse.

“This was not expected at all,” Wilson concluded.

Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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