Garrettsville – On January 13th, 1998, Gary Lawless was promoted to Assistant Chief of the Garrettsville-Freedom-Nelson Joint Fire District after serving in both the ranks of Firefighter and Captain under multiple fire chiefs. Gary has made the decision to step down from his role as Assistant Chief after fifteen years of loyal service to this department and our community. He will, thankfully, remain in the capacity of active firefighter and continue to respond to emergencies. Gary has responded to countless emergencies over the years and we are fortunate to have him continue to do so. On behalf of the community, the Fire Board, and the department, I thank him for his fifteen years spent as Assistant Chief.
Congratulations to Lieutenant Eric Thoren, who has been promoted to take over the office of Assistant Chief.