The Greenlawn Fire Department recently honored Richard Hardesty for having reached 50 years service to the department.
He began volunteering with the department in March 1971 and remains a member. He has served as a lieutenant in the engine company. He served as treasurer from 1995 to 2007.
He also has been a member of the driver-training committee, teaching newer members on the importance of safety and understanding of how modern fire engines and trucks operate.
He was named firefighter of the year in 2014, an award given to a member that exemplifies all the traits that a firefighter should strive to possess.