The Sidney Fire Department is greatly saddened by the passing of retired Sidney Fire Chief Mel Baldwin. Mel passed away on June 21, 2019; he was 83 years old. He began his career with the Fire Department in 1951. He was promoted to Fire Chief in 1976, and served as Chief until 1990. Mel's career with the Sidney Fire Department spanned 46 years before his retirement in 1997. He was the oldest living retired member of the Fire Department.
Mel will be remembered fondly and will be deeply missed by all those who knew him and served with him. In remembrance of former Fire Chief Baldwin, the flag at the Community Safety Building will be flown at half-mast for the remainder of the week.
Chief Mikkelsen, PMP
Sidney Fire Department