Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

Berwyn firefighters visited Ronald Vinyard, the former Berwyn fire chief who turned 80 on Thursday. The department celebrated with a parade outside Vinyard’s home. The celebration brought some joy to the former chief who’s been home-bound due to the pandemic and health issues. He spent 36 years in the fire department.

Vinyard is so beloved in Berwyn, there’s an award named after him.