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Next 4 Unit meeting dates


December 2, 2015 – VFW
January 6, 2016 – VFW
February 3, 2016 – VFW
March 2, 2016 – VFW
April 6, 2016 – VFW
May 4, 2016 – Local 67
une, 1 2016 – VFW
July 6, 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


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

Greetings to all,

I would like to start out by thanking all of our members who are veterans, for their service to our great nation. This is the month that we also honor all of our 4 Unit brothers and sisters who have pass on to 5 Unit. Chaplin Baker read the many names while our Sargent of Arms Mike Perry sounded the bell. We lost a lot of fine men this year, keep their families in your thoughts prayers during the holiday season.

This year 4 unit was invited to Station 67 for a Veterans Party on November 6th. We had a very good showing and we outnumbered the active guys by about 12 to 1. They are going to try it again next year with talk about opening it up to all Veterans. Ron Casto and the Firefighters VFW had a very nice display of war memorabilia the weekend prior to Veterans Day. If you missed it shame on you. I know it was a lot of work for them, but I hope they do it again next year.

Last month 4 Unit members attended the PFRO meeting in Columbus for the purpose of electing new officers. We had all of our Delegate positions filled. Thanks to Bill Bathaser, Charlie Burkhart, Dale Miller, Darylee Foertsch, and Paul Young for giving up their Sunday morning to support 4 Unit. It makes this job much easier when you have members willing to get involved. 4 Unit is still looking for someone to take over the Treasurers Position. Jerry Mason has worked very hard for us, and it is time for him to step back and enjoy some time with his father. Jerry is living in Florida. This does cause a few issues for us, we are able to work thru most of them. It would be better if the treasurer lived locally. Anyone interested please let me know.

We are also in full gear of collecting dues for 2016. Applications are available on the last page of the newsletter and on the website. The PFRO is also collecting dues please remit your PRFO dues with us and NOT PFRO this makes it much easier for us to process.

Our members were invited by the Columbus Division of Fire Training Academy to observe the recruits running thru some fire ground training. We also enjoyed having lunch with the staff and new boys. Pizza and soft drinks were provided for our enjoyment. This has become an annual event for us, we had a great day. Chaplin Baker got to enjoy some time with his grandson who is in this class. Thanks to the Staff and Cadre for taking such good care of us.

Cecil would like to remind anyone who has anything to put in the newsletter that he needs to have it by the 15 of the month.

Steve Basil sent me a flyer reminding our members Donerick’s 14th Annual Firefighters party in Grove City on December 15th 2015 from 12:00 noon till ????  Details are posted on the website.

Please keep your thoughts and prayers with those that were killed in Paris by a cowardly act of terrorism. Unfortunately I fear that someday in the near future we to will be dealing with the same situations.

This will be the last newsletter before the holidays so I would like to wish everyone a Wonderful Holiday Season. Please enjoy this time with your friends and families. And have a Happy New Year.

Gary A. Church

4 Unit. President,


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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