Passing of Retired Chief Allen
By DEPUTY CHIEF Jonathan Coleman
August 22, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Retired Chief William “Bill” Allen. Chief Allen left this life on August 21st, 2020 after a short illness. Chief Allen was one of 12 Charter Members who founded the Pinch Volunteer Fire Department, in 1959, and was the third Chief of our department; serving in that role for 25 years – from 1975 through 2000. Chief Allen was a Life Member of the Department; with 60 years of service, and continued to be involved to the extent he was able. Chief Allen played a tremendous role in molding the Pinch Volunteer Fire Department into what it is today, and was both a mentor and role model to countless firefighters. Chief Allen was also a husband, father, and grandfather. Chief Allen’s service to the community will be honored with a firefighter’s funeral, with details to be released as they become available.