Gazette News Report
CEDARVILLE — After 40 years in public service, Cedarville Township Fire Chief Scott Baldwin is retiring.
A retirement open house, sponsored by the township trustees and the Cedarville Fireman’s Association, is planned 4-8 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at the Grace Baptist Church Activity Center, 109 N. Main St. A special presentation is schedule to take place 5 p.m.
Baldwin has been with the fire department since March 1976, serving as chief since 1985. In 1978, Baldwin earned his EMT basic certification and then began working his way up the leadership chain in the fire department. He served as the Cedarville Township Fire Association secretary in 1977 and 1978 and then became fire lieutenant in 1978 and held that position until becoming captain in 1980.
After two years as captain, Baldwin became the assistant fire chief in 1982. Also in 1982, he earned his EMT paramedic certification. Baldwin’s position as fire chief was part time until July 1989, when he became the first full time fire chief for Cedarville Township.
Since being promoted, Baldwin has continually looked for ways to educate himself. He became a State of Ohio Level II Firefighter in 1989 and has also become recognized by the state of Ohio with certification in fire investigation, hazardous materials technician and as a hazardous materials incident commander.
Baldwin graduated from Cedarville High School in 1975 and has also served as a teaching assistant at Cedarville University.
Gazette News Report compiled by Scott Halasz.