Alfred Ewing, Sr., of Fawn Volunteer Fire Company 2 has, at 81, decided to step down and let the younger generation of firefighters take over.

Ewing said he will, however, remain on the board. “I’ll let somebody else be the boss, and I’ll be the follower,” he quoted as saying in a  Tribune Review  story. “I don’t give orders now. I take them.”

Both Ewing, and his wife Lois (she has served as the company’s financial secretary for years) resigned at the end of 2017. He had been Chief of Fawn #2 since 1971, having joined the company in 1966.

When he first assumed leadership of the company, Ewing said the department had hand-me-down equipment. The department is now up-to-date, with four trucks, modern gear to stand with the best of them, and no debt. – Fire News story from a story by Brian C. Rittmeyer of the Tribune Review. Full story at