Captain Ritchie Eutsler was a member of the Republic Fire Department in the City of Republic‚ Missouri‚ for 11 years.
Ritchie started out‚ as a Reserve Firefighter in 1990 and in 1997 became a fulltime firefighter for the City of Republic. At the time of his death‚ he held the rank as C-shift captain‚ EMT-B‚ and instructor for CPR‚ First Aid and AED.
Ritchie was well known in the area schools as ‘Exit’ the Fire Educational Clown. He was an avid NASCAR fan and he enjoyed baseball‚ basketball‚ soccer‚ golf‚ and hunting.
Ritchie was a very devoted husband and father to his wife Wendy and his four children Ashley‚ Melanie‚ Scott and Austin.
Even though Ritchie is gone‚ he will make every call with the Republic Fire Department.