If you’ve ever been to a large event in Gahanna, lived in a new apartment, gone to school at Gahanna schools, eaten out at a local restaurant or been any number of other public spaces, there’s a good chance Mifflin Township’s Fire Marshal Stephen Welsh inspected the building you frequented or the event you attended, and ensured fire codes and safety standards were met, and ultimately, kept you safe.
After 30 years of service, Welsh retired and marked his last day working in the Mifflin Township Division of Fire. Family and colleagues were on hand to celebrate the occasion. Township Trustees Lynn Stewart, Dick Angelou and Kevin Cavener presented him with a proclamation for his years of exemplary service, both to his community and his country.
Welsh served with Harrison Township from 1978 through 1995, and served in the U.S. Army in the National Guard from 1979 through 1985 and in the Active Guard from 1985 through 1991. His years as Fire Inspector and Fire Chief have been marked by continually presenting a professional image and advancing the betterment of his organization. Congratulations to Fire Marshal Welsh and best wishes on your next adventure!