Sunday March 31th several members both present and retired payed their final respects to past Deputy Chief Ron “Spike” Winder. Spike served as fire board delegate, President, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant, and Captain of the former Fifth Ward Hose Company in the late 70’s and through the 80’s. He would then hold the rank of Assistant Chief in 1986-1987 and Deputy Chief in 1988-1989. In 1989 he was awarded the Valor Award from the Central District Fireman's Association for a rescue he made at a fire at Milton Towers. The Members and Officers of the Milton Fire Department would like to express our deepest condolences to Ron’s three daughters and all of his family.