The Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton is both happy and sad to announce that Captain Chuck Enzweiler retired from the department on September 30, after providing 34 years of professional fire service to the communities of Bellevue and Dayton.
After graduating from Morehead University, Captain Enzweiler worked as a recreation director in Bellevue and in 1982 he began his professional Firefighting/EMT career at the Bellevue Fire Department. Upon the merger of the Bellevue and Dayton Fire Departments in 2002, Chuck earned the title of Captain. Throughout the last 14 years, new firefighters in the department have highly benefitted from Captain Enzweiler’s experience and unconditional devotion to the fire service. His thoughtful style of leadership and his eagerness to share knowledge, as well as his ability to make us laugh (when needed) contributed to the department’s family-like atmosphere and its highly skilled firefighters.
On Friday, September 30, the fire department held a luncheon to honor Captain Enzweiler for his 34 years of service to the cities of Bellevue and Dayton. We are happy that he goes into retirement a happy and healthy man, but we will miss him at the station. Although he feels this is his time to take a well-deserved vacation from the fire service, we know the fire service will never truly leave him. When you’re a firefighter, you’re a part of a family. And when you retire, the family never leaves you.
Captain Enzweiler, your many years of service were very well done. We wish you the best of everything possible.
Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton
Submitted by: Karen Strickley,
Secretary, Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton
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