This part of the site is dedicated to our brothers that have went on to fight the "Big One in the Sky"
† MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN†
"Bold Text Denotes Active Member at Time of Death"
None of these men died in the line of duty
◊Harry Harless - 1977
◊Woodrow "Woody" Greer - 1982
◊Adrian Douglas - 1982
◊Chief Ed Buck - 1989
◊Charlie "Buzzard" Cottrill - 1991
◊Paul Jones Jr. - 1994
◊Robert "Bob" Spencer - 1998
◊John Postek -
◊Les Norris -
◊ Jamie Tinney - 2010
◊ Samuel "Soldier" Toney - 2012
◊ Jeff Bess - 2018
Men For Your Duty And Honor To Your Department And Your Community You Will Never Be Forgotten And Shall Always Be A Member Of The
Richwood Volunteer Fire Department.
What is a Fireman?
He's the guy next door
He's a man's man with the sharp memory of a little boy who never got over the excitement of fire engines and sirens and smoke and danger.
He's a guy like you and me with wants and worries and unfulfilled dreams.
Yet he stands taller than most of us....
HE IS A FIREMAN
He puts it all on the line when his pager beeps.
A fireman is at once the most fortunate and the least fortunate of men
He's a man who savors life because he has seen too much death.
He's a gentle man because he has seen too much of the
violent forces out of control.
He's a man responsive to a child's laughter because his arms have held too many small bodies that will never laugh again.
He's a man who appericates the simple pleasures of life. . . hot coffee held in numbed, unbending fingers . . . the flush of fresh air pumping through smoke and fire convulsed lungs . . . a warm bed for bone and muscle compelled beyound feeling . . . the comraderie of brave men . . . the divine peace of selfless service and a job well done in the name of all men.
He doesn't wear buttons or wave flags or shout obscenities and when he marches, it is to honor a fallen comrade.