SOLOMON — Several changes have been made in the Solomon Fire Department. Five members recently retired with 20 plus years of service.
Randy Paden is now the new fire chief and Andy Buechman is the new assistant fire chief. The new captains are Chris Ade and Michael Robinson. Lloyd Wharton is the existing captain.
Dan Britt retired after 25 years of service, 14 years as fire chief. Mike Whiteley retired after 21 years of service, 10 years as assistant fire chief. Steve Britt retired with 23 years of service and several years as captain since the mid 1990s.
Jeff Collie retired with 20 years of service, 11 years as captain. Cindy Whitely retired with 20 years of service as EMT Responder and EMT Captain for several years. Dan Britt was also presented as an appreciation award from the City of Solomon for his 25 years of service.
The Bugle was used as an alarm for “Fire” that signals danger.
This call is unique and will get almost anyone’s attention.