Ronald Mingus Obituary, Death – The news of the demise of Former Fire Chief Ronald C. Mingus has left the Anchorage Middletown Fire & EMS Department in an extreme state of mourning. Beginning in the year 1990 and continuing until the late 1990s, Chief Mingus was a member of the Middletown Fire Protection Fire Protection District. He took great pleasure in monitoring the development of AMFEMS and remaining abreast of the most recent goings-on in our division.
Ron would frequently pay a visit to the station, where he and I would chat about his experiences working as the Fire Chief. Leaders like as Chief Mingus provide as a constant reminder to all of us of the depth and breadth of our legacy, which is particularly important for an organization such as ours, which incorporates a diverse range of traditions into its operations.
During his stay at Middletown, he was actively involved in a number of important historical events and transitions that occurred between generations. During his lifetime, Chief Mingus was responsible for a great deal of progress that finally led to our current situation. It is appropriate for all of us to feel pride in his efforts. Because of the things he done, AMFEMS has developed into the organization that it is today.
I’d want to express my gratitude to you, Chief, for the time and effort you put into serving our community and for the sacrifices you’ve made. My prayers and sympathies go out to his family, friends, and coworkers, as well as to those who have gone on before him.
Just to name a few of the things that he was able to do with flying colors, he was important in the acquisition of four closed cab fire equipment as well as a 102-foot aerial platform, and he oversaw the construction of two cutting-edge facilities. In the winter storm of 1994, which caused the city to be evacuated, he served as the incident commander. In addition to this, he devised the Explorer program, which provided instruction to a large number of young people who went on to have successful careers as firemen.