BEAVERCREEK TOWNSHIP – The Beavercreek Township Fire Department celebrated a battalion chief who retired after 37 years of service to the department.
Chief David Young retired from the department Jan. 3 with a flag presentation and ceremony at Station 61 on Dayton-Xenia Road.
Young began his career as a volunteer in 1983 and worked his way up to becoming a part-time firefighter before becoming full-time and a battalion chief. In 2001, he was a member of Ohio Task Force 1, which went to New York City following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Young told WDTN it’s an honor and privilege to be a firefighter.
“It’s the best job in the world,” he said. “You’re able to help people in situations you just can’t imagine. The rewards of that are great.”
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