Chief Himsel passed away this morning.
Rest in Peace.
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02-01-2010, 07:07 PM #1
For Those of you that know or know of the Mt. Horeb WI Fire Department,
02-01-2010, 08:45 PM #2
- Join Date
- Nov 2002
Rest in peace Chief
02-02-2010, 12:23 AM #3
Sorry to hear about this.
Rest in Peace Chief, we have it now!Stay Safe and Well Out There....
Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers
02-02-2010, 12:36 AM #4
- Join Date
- Jul 1999
- Rural Wisconsin, Retired from the burbs of Milwaukee
Rest easy Chief you left the FDMH in good hands.“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.” Leo F. Buscaglia
This place gets weirder and weirder every day...
02-02-2010, 02:00 AM #5
Always loved going to their fire muster and love the "high visibility black" trucks.
Chief Chuck was a great man, a great host, and a true fireman at heart. He always told me to call him Chuck instead of Chief. I compromised and called him Chief Chuck and he grinned about it. Very humble man he was.
Good bless the FDMH and RIP Chief Himsel.Jason Knecht
Altoona Fire Dept.
IACOJ - Director of Cheese and Whine
EAT CHEESE OR DIE!!
02-02-2010, 04:22 AM #6
I had the privilege of having "Fire Truck Chuck" be my teacher for my Degree program at MATC, as well as being a guest teacher for my FF I and II academy. I also was a firefighter at a neighboring department for 6 years before moving away. Chuck was a legend in the region. His larger than life, "safety black" trucks were something that were talked about, yet, when seen in real life, marveled at. He took more pride in his fire station and incredible collection than anyone I have ever seen. I think it's pretty safe to say that Chief Himsel lived, breathed, and loved firefighting, and was someone who was born a firefighter, and never left. A lot of knowledge left with Chief today.
and Thank You.
02-02-2010, 09:42 AM #7
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends.
02-02-2010, 08:59 PM #8
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