In the fall of 1989 Mike Ewing became a member of the Springville Volunteer Fire Department. On May 9, 2014 his official service to the citizens of the city he loves came to a close as he retired. He was honored at an open house at the fire station on May 28th. Members of the fire department and Mike’s family and friends were there to extend their gratitude for the time and devotion he has shown in this assignment.
Mike expressed his love to the members of the department who have truly become his brothers. There is a bond that can’t be broken among the firemen who bravely serve this community.
Mike expressed that he “would walk into a burning building for any of them.” It was then mentioned that he has indeed done that.
Many citizens of Springville can also say that he has walked into their burning homes to protect their families and property. He has done this because of his love for people and his love for the great city of Springville.
After leaving the fire station with all the firemen lined up to wave good-bye, Mike and his wife, Sharon were given a ride to their home in the fire truck with lights blazing and sirens blaring.
That was a bitter sweet journey up Center Street. A very special part of that ride was that the driver was their son, Daniel who carries on the legacy as a proud Springville Volunteer Firefighter.
Mike Ewing, Volunteer Firefighter, stands in the center between other firefighters for the City of Springville. He retired on May 9, 2014.