Casnovia Township Firefighter John Behler honored for 50 years of service

  • Source: WXMI-TV FOX 17 Grand Rapids
  • Published: 02/22/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: For 50 years, John Behler has called the Casnovia Township Fire Department home. "People need help," Behler answered when asked what keeps him coming back every day. In January, Behler was honored by the township for his decades of service. A firefighter through and through, Behler started in 1974 and has worked under at least five fire chiefs. There's nothing he hasn't done. "He can run any of our trucks, any of our equipment," said Captain George Rusco. "If we need something, he can do it for us." Things have slowed down over the years though. "Right now, it's getting where I'm getting older," Behler remarked. "I have a hard time sometimes getting going as much as some of the other ones. I say I'll be there one way or another if they need me; I'm on my way."


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