Malott has spent a lifetime serving the community he calls home

A lifetime of devotion to work they love is something that not many people can boast about, but Williamsburg Fire Chief Richard Malott has been a firefighter all his life and says that he really doesn’t want to step down.

“I don’t want people to think I’m walking away or anything like that,” said Malott. “I’m just giving up the boss’s job.”

Malott remembers hanging out at the fire station when he was about 6-years-old. His father, Virgil Malott, was the assistant chief for the Williamsburg Fire Department. According to Richard Malott, his father was also well-known in Clermont County for his ability to play baseball.