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.