Chief Robert S Goeltz retired at the end of the day on 7/31/2015 after 45 years of service. He joined Hickory Township Volunteer Fire Department (now Hermitage Volunteer Fire Department) in 1961.
Hermitage City Manager Gary P Hinkson praised Goeltz for his “impressive carrier” in the fire service. Hermitage City Commissioner President Tim Ruffo thanked Goeltz for his dedication and service. “Under his leadership, the Hermitage Volunteer Fire Department has established itself as one of the premier departments in the commonwealth” Ruffo said.