Welcome FGFD'S New Chief
At a membership meeting held November 13th, firefighter Tim Malone was elected to serve as chief, replacing the retiring Bobby Smith. Tim joined the FGFD in 2018 and currently serves as captain. Tim will begin his 2-year term as chief on January 1st, 2021.
Tim is from Mahwah, New Jersey where he began his 41-year career as a firefighter. Tim rose through the ranks of Mahwah Fire Company No. 2, becoming chief of the department in 2009. Tim’s family has deep roots in public service. You could say that being a firefighter is the family business. Tim’s dad was a firefighter and EMT in the same department for 55 years, eventually becoming chief. Tim’s sister still serves in the department as public information officer, firefighter and EMT. Sadly, Tim’s younger brother, also a firefighter in the NJ department, passed away in the line of duty in 1996.
Tim and his wife Maryann retired to Fairfield Glade in November of 2018. They have two grown sons, Timothy and Tyler. Timothy is an EMT studying to be a doctor while Tyler is a junior at UT.
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Bobby has had a remarkable career as a firefighter. Bobby spent a total of 36 years as a member of the Cincinnati Fire Department. His first 21 years were spent as a member of the Cincinnati Bomb Squad. He was then promoted to Fire Specialist and spent the next 15 years with that rank.
Bobby is married to his lovely wife of 31 years, Sharon. They have three sons.
If you see Bobby around the Glade, thank him for his continued service.