Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tribute to Chief Himsel

I don't usually write too much about work on this blog, keeping the content to family and our activities.  But this date holds significant meaning as one year ago today our fire department lost our Chief Chuck Himsel to a sudden cardiac death.

It was a tough time for our fire department and I organized a large scale fire department funeral within a week.  Going on at the same time as funeral preparations was the production of a tribute video.  The video production was done by another local Fire Chief, Aaron Harris of Middleton.  The video played on continuous loop during the visitation and funeral luncheon at the fire station.  There were many nationally known fire service members involved in the video in addition to local fire members including me.  Chief Harris' goal was to have widespread coverage of the video to spread the word of rich fire department history and the heart of a true firefighter.

The video had final touches completed after the funeral, and just recently was posted on YouTube for all to see.  Please watch: