Captain Jacob Ringering - 1981-2019
Many of you do not know this name because if you aren’t from the Alton, Bethalto, Godfrey, East Alton, Edwardsville and Riverbend area you have not heard what happened.
We had a very serious fire in Bethalto and firemen from all the neighboring areas came to help. Ringering was a captain from the Godfrey fire station and they came over to help.
During the fire a brick wall collapsed and he was killed and two others from his fire station were hurt. My prayers go out to his family today and I hope you will remember them too.
I commend all the local fire stations in the area for helping man the Godfrey fire station during and while they were under staffed during this time. The area fire station manned the station and gave all the grieving firemen time off. These are true American’s doing what is the right think during this sad time.