Fire Chief Eugene Mettle is shown here with his wife Patricia Mettle on their 25th Wedding Anniversary in 1985. Chief Mettle was Suffield Fire Department Chief from December 18, 1972 until February 28, 1977. In addition to his time as Chief, he was key to two very important township ventures. First was his appointment on March 14, 2000 by the township trustees to be the Chairperson for the "Community Committee", whose duties included "gathering historical documents and artifacts for the 200th year anniversary of the community". Secondly, he, and his wife Patricia, were two of the founders of the Suffield Historical Society. Mrs. Mettle is still one of the most active members of the Suffield Historical Society, but sadly, Chief Mettle passed away in 2007.