Chief Bergman addresses Rotary

Shown with Chief Bergman (right) is Rotarian Kathy McGrail, host for the speaker.

ENGLEWOOD — Recently, the Northmont Rotary hosted Englewood Fire Chief Bud Bergman as the guest speaker.

Chief Bergman updated the club on various activities of the Englewood Fire Department. He specifically focused on citizen initiated CPR and AED’s, as well as some of the newer technology involved with dispatch of personnel and equipment to the scene of an emergency.

Bergman’s grandparents Jacob and Catherine Bergman farmed the land where Good Samaritan North Health Center now stands. His grandparents farmed all the land from the adjacent Stillwater River all the way up the hill on the opposite side of State Route 48 in the Cedar Knolls subdivision. The Bergmans had a turkey farm. Bergman grew up on a turkey farm directly across from the Englewood Government Center on West National Road, a site that now is occupied by Kmart and the Country Square Shopping Plaza.

His parents Elmer and Caroline Bergman once owned the land just north of Samaritan North where Meijer is now located and his aunt Mary F. Bergman was the last person along Heathcliff Road to sell her property in the 2000s to Samaritan North for its planned expansion.

Bergman was born in Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton in 1954 and grew up in the Northmont community, where he has lived his entire life.

He has made a career as a firefighter, following in his father’s footsteps, who served as a volunteer for several decades.