• Fire open house honors dedicated past members
    Fire Chief Josh Drouard, right, announces the names of the two deceased firefighters who were honored on Monday. Firefighter/EMT Cole Milligan, left, revealed the names added to the plaque—Matthew J. Vedra Jr. and Robert L. Gwiner III.
  • Fire open house honors dedicated past members
    Enjoying their firefighter helmets, are Everliegh Moffitt, 3, Makayla Wend, 6, and Eli Wend, 8, all of Rossford.
  • Fire open house honors dedicated past members
    Above, firefighter/paramedic Jason Sallows and firefighter/EMT Andrea Jahns check the blood sugar of Ashley Goodrick of Rossford, who attended the open house with her eight-month-old son, Finley.
  • Fire open house honors dedicated past members
    Above, Chief Drouard accepted a painting for the fire department from David Overholt, an artist from Walbridge. He suffered a heart attack and credits the Lake Township Fire Department for saving his life. To express his appreciation, he decided to create

Fire open house honors dedicated past members

The Rossford Fire and Rescue Department started Fire Prevention Week by looking back in time and honoring two past members.

The late Matthew J. Vedra Jr. and Robert L. Gwiner III were recognized by Fire Chief Josh Drouard at the department’s annual open house Monday evening.

“While time steals some memories, and things have changed over the span of the last 80 years since some of these people were on the roster, two things have not: calls keep coming in and people need to respond to those calls,” Chief Drouard said.

 

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