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Ridgeway Fire Company installs officers, honors firefighter of the year

Contributed Story Posted 1 February 2015 at 12:00 am

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The Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company held its annual installation dinner on Saturday night and named Don Marchner, left in top photo, as the firefighter of the year for 2014. Marchner responded to 279 of the fire company’s 290 calls.

Marchner was also installed as the fire company’s new fire chief. He is pictured with First Assistant Chief Jason Bessel, center, and Second Assistant Francis “Woody” Woodward, who served as fire chief in 2014.

In memory of her husband, Larry Petrie, Harriet Petrie presented the Ridgeway EMS with a new suction machine.

Front row, from left: EMS Captain Kristin McAdoo and Harriet Petrie. Middle row: Katie Tuohey. Back row: Guy Scribner, Chris Seefeldt, Glen Busch II and Charlie Smith.

The 2015 officers include, front row: Laurie Marchner, secretary; Kristin McAdoo, EMS captain; Valerie Childs, director; Stacey Seefeldt, vice president.

Second row: Ricky Tuohey, safety officer/director; Francis Woodward, 2nd assistant chief; Don Marchner, chief; Mike Kelly, president.

Third row: Jim Marciszewski, captain; Jason Bessel, 1st assistant chief: Matt Natale, foreman; Todd Hansler, sergeant at arms; and Glen Busch II, treasurer.