Richard L. Van Wert

Richard L. Van Wert

A member of the Schaghticoke Fire Department since 1956‚ he held just about every office in the Fire Department. He was a member of the New York Association of Fire Chiefs and the Town of Schaghticoke Fire Chiefs. A Vice President of the Rensselaer County Fire Chiefs Association‚ he was awarded Rensselaer County Fire Chief of the Year for 1998 and 1999.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam War.