John Burkhardt passed away on Sunday the 24th. John was a member of Fair Play Fire Co. No. 1 located in Madison. John was 100years and 9 months old. Still living at home until his sudden bout with a chest cold last week. John joined engine company No 1 in the spring of 1934. Then operating a 1926 Ahrens Fox. John was a 27 year professional firefighter with the Jefferson Proving Ground. He was also a U.S. Cavalary Soldier of WW I. He was given a final ride past Fair Play Fire Company, while the bell tolled for him in the hose tower. John will be missed for his stories of the big ones over the last 67 years.