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Next 4 Unit meeting dates



July 6, 2016 – VFW
August 3, 2016 – VFW
Sept. 10, 2016 – 4Unit Picnic
Oct. 5, 2016 – VFW
Nov. 2, 2016 – VFW
Dec. 7, 2016 – VFW


Please contact any 4 Unit officer or committee chairman at –
4unit@centohretfirefighters.com with comments, questions,
news items or events of interest to the  4 Unit membership.
4 Unit dues are due each year by January 1st. You can mail
your dues to Treasurer Jerry Mason at the address listed on
the membership/renewal enrollment form here:
2015 4 Unit Application for Membership

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$3000 Gross Income Exclusion for Federal Income Tax



Current Officers:

President: Gary Church
Vice President: William Balthaser
Secy/Treasurer: Jerry Mason(*WE NEED HELP FOR THIS POSITION)
Recording Secy: Darylee Foertsch
Sgt. At Arms: Mike Peery


Albert Allen
Carl Lawhorn
Bill Hanf


Larry Baker

 4 Unit Logo designed:

Bill Carl


Executive Board


Rear Row L-R  Gary Church – President , Carl Lawhorn – Trustee, Bill Hanf – Trustee
Front Row L-R  Albert Allen – Trustee,  Mike Peery – Sgt at Arms, Charlie Burkhart – V. President
Committee Chairs


Seated L-R  Cecil Goodrich – FD News,  Gary Siniff – Benefits, Bill Wells – Picnic

Standing John Simkins and Albert Allen – Website.





Presidents Report


I would first like to thank all the members that came out to our April meeting at Madison Township Fire Station 181 and trip to Mott’s Military Museum. I was amazed by the turnout of 75 people. We had a short meeting, then enjoyed pizza, subs and salad with the men and women of Station 181. Then we traveled a short distance to the Museum. Mr. Mott gave us a very detailed tour of the building and exhibits. Then we moved outside to the static displays where the Ladder Truck from 9/11 was displayed. John Rees took pictures of the outing and they are on the 4 unit website as well as his website. Please take a few minutes and check them out.

Our May meeting was once again hosted by Local 67, and as usual we were treated like kings. We were also ask to help honor members from Box 15 as part of the Hometown Heroes Program. Which was done in conjunction with CME and Sunny 95 Radio. Mr. Jeff Carpenter CEO/President of CME and Mr Andre Friederich from Sunny 95 presented a beautiful plaque to Bob Hess (President), John Kuczek (Trustee), Brett Barber (Treasurer), and Pamela Murphy (Secertary) of Box 15. Our food was prepared by several firefighters who volunteered to come in on their day off and cook for us. They were Lt. Steve Heughebart, FF Wayne Morris, FF Dave Bert, FF Jim Ferris, FF Rick Shrock and Chief Jack Reall served up the refreshments. Even the men from Station 1 stopped by and helped assist some of our members with their meals. This was all set up by Gary Wells and he is to be commended for all his hard work. Bill Hall also had the Heart Mobile on display at the union office. Anyone that has worked on the heart Mobile should contact Bill. They would like to compile a list of all members that have done so.

We reached out to some of our members that had fallen thru the cracks and were in jeopardy of coming off the rolls. Thanks to those that have paid your dues and are back as members. We are no accepting any dues or selling rosters at this time. Bill Balthaser, Terry Hetzer and Cecil Goodrich are working on the new roster that will be done in late August and will be available at the picnic. We will begin collecting dues for 2017 in the fall. For the final time anyone that has changed your address, phone number or email address please contact Jerry Mason, Gary Church or Terry Hetzer with the changes, the cutoff date will be June 30, 2016. If we do not have the correct information it will not be correct in the new roster.

The Banquet Committee has selected Gary Siniff as this year’s Honoree. Gary has worked for many years as President of 4 Unit and continues to serve with the PFRO and assist’s our members with their benefit needs. Please plan on attending the Banquet on June 16, 2016 and let him know how much we appreciate all he has done for us over the years. Details of the banquet will be on the website and published in the newsletter.

We are also trying to keep all of our members as informed as possible with proposed health care changes. We have sent out notifications of informational meeting at the Pension Board on our website. We are hoping for a good showing at the upcoming meeting by our members. We need to let the powers to be know that we are watching and are concerned with the changes they are proposing.


Gary A. Church

4 Unit President



Charlie Burkhart and Jerry Mason receive plaques for their service to 4 Unit Retired Firefighters.







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