Todd Allen Rummel
- Fire Chief
- Three Forks Volunteer Fire Department
- Age: 43
- Year of Death: 2014
Todd Allen Rummel, age 43, was born in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, on November 10, 1970, and died June 19, 2014. Raised in Milford Square, Pennsylvania, Todd was interested in the fire company at a young age. His dad would take him to the firehouse, and he would be in the radio room while his dad was on a call. As he grew older, he would help clean hoses and do odd jobs at the firehouse.
He started as a junior fireman at age 14, taking many training classes, and thrived as a volunteer fireman while at Milford Township Fire Company in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As a teenager, he joined Haycock Fire Company and continued his education in the fire service as an EMT.
Following his love of the outdoors, he moved to Montana in 2005. Whether it was hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, camping, or snowmobiling, Todd was at home in the Montana mountains. He was very proud of his home in Three Forks.
Todd was an auto mechanic at Farr Automotive in Bozeman, Montana, which became a second family to him. In 2006, he joined Three Forks Volunteer Fire Company and started training classes. He was a battalion chief until May 2014, when the firefighters unanimously selected him as chief. He grew the company and was well respected in the Broadwater and Gallatin County fire service, where he taught interior attacks and auto extrication. He was a go-getter. He loved the fire service, and every working moment he was thinking about how he could improve the department.
Todd was well-liked, not only in the fire service but with the many friends he had in Pennsylvania and Montana. Many of his friends traveled to Three Forks for his funeral.
Todd was truly following his Montana dreams. The more anyone got to know him, he became a friend and more like a brother. Making people laugh was one of his greatest joys. Todd’s heart was so selfless, and he was willing to sacrifice for others as he would his own family. Todd’s unique personality and contagious smile, paired with laughter, were examples to all he met.
Above all, Todd was a loving son and brother to his sister, Beth, a loving uncle to Jenna and Maxwell, and a loving nephew to aunts Bev Ewer and Kim Rummel.
Todd is missed every day by all those who loved him.