27th - It is
with deepest regret that the River Road Fire Company announces
the passing of Chief Charles Flasser (1930-2010). Charlie was
one the most dedicated and revered members of the fire company.
His contributions over the years will not be matched and he will
joined in October 1961. The membership elected him Chief in 1966
replacing John Schaefer (uncle of John Smolko). Charlie served
twenty terms as Chief and although not consecutively, he
surpassed the eighteen consecutive terms of Clemmenz Beitz, the
first Chief of the River Road Fire Company.
Charlie brought a
benevolent wealth of technical Firematics information to our
company that stemmed from a family background in the Fire
Service in Pennsylvania. The company learned from Charlie�s
method of not only instructing but also demonstrating and
implementing progressive firefighting techniques.
promoted the fire company�s need for our first aerial truck that
we received in 1964.
Due to his commitment
and dedication the River Road Fire Company is by far the best in
are as follows:
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010, 2 - 4pm and 7 - 9pm (Fireman's
Funeral Mass at St.
Francis Cabrini on Thursday, July 1st, 2010 at 10:00am.