Harlan Township Fire & Rescue Lieutenant Gina Emery died Wednesday afternoon, June 10, at her home in Harlan Township, in the presence of her family and Hospice, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Despite living with this horrible disease, she continued to be active with the department until the past few months.
Graveside services and internment will be held on Thursday morning June 25th at 10 am at the Brookside Cemetery in West Chester, with The Reverend Kevin Watters officiating. She will be buried next to her parents.
Gina grew up in West Chester Township in Butler County before moving to Harlan Township. She had been an active Firefighter, EMT, Scuba Diver and Officer with the fire department for the past 12 years.
She served as the department’s Safety Officer and was a member of the Warren County Technical Rescue Team, as part of their Underwater Search & Rescue Team. She also worked for SimplexGrinnell Fire Protection.
Gina is the seventh Harlan Township firefighter to pass away from cancer in the past few years.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Gina’s memory be made to the Harlan Township Fire & Rescue Department, 9120 Morrow-Rossburg Road, Pleasant Plain, Ohio 45162