Ric Biglin has announced his retirement from the Galion EMS and Fire Department after 26 years of service, 15 of those years as the city fire inspector. Biglin started his career in 1981 with Crestline Fire Department, for a total of 35 years of service. A retirement party was held in his honor on March 17. The firehouse was full of department staff and their families, as well as other city employees, retired firefighters and members of the Crestline Fire Department.
“I’m very humbled by all the people who came out,” Biglin said in a press release. “It’s a very bittersweet day for me: I’m leaving the best job in the world. I’ll miss all the guys, they’re my brothers.”
“Ric was here when I joined the department,” Fire Chief Phil Jackson added. “He was very instrumental in guiding me, as well as others on the staff.”
After lunch, Bigin received a gold bugle and a few keepsakes. He has accepted a position with the State Fire Marshall’s Office and will work in Crawford, Marion, Morrow and Wyandot counties.