This past week we said goodbye to a colleague and friend.
Lt. Charles Gallant was a member of Rye Fire Rescue and Rye Professional Firefighters Local 4411 for 20 years. In addition to his myriad duties at the fire station, Chuck was also an active community volunteer. He organized the annual Rye Holiday Parade, helped organized the Rye 400 celebrations, and volunteered with charitable events such as the MDA boot drive and the ADA Tour de Cure. Chuck organized and ran the Rye Firefighters Toy Drive for years, working tireless this past year to gain recognition for the Rye Toy Bank as a Charitable Organization with the State of New Hampshire.
Chuck was also a BLS Instructor. Often teaching class accepting only donations to the Rye Toy Drive as his payment. We never taught together, and our teaching styles were different, but his commitment to the community was his top focus. Chuck leaves behind shoes that will be difficult to fill.
If you had an upcoming class scheduled with Chuck, or need to schedule a class, please reach out to us at 603-601-6138. We will do our best to try to help cover your class. We will also be donating a portion of the course charges to the Rye Toy Bank in Chuck’s memory.
If you recently took a class with Chuck and have questions on your course or eCards please contact his Training Center, Exeter Hospital, at 603-580-6534 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations to the Rye Toy Bank can be dropped off at the Rye Fire Station, 555 Washington Road, Rye, NH 03870.