United Fire Company is saddened to announce the passing of James "Sonny" Ridgely. Sonny was a Life Member, Past President. In 1967, Sonny was appointed the first Chief Dispatcher of Central Alarm. He retired as Chief of the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) Fire Department. Arrangements have not been announced. Please keep his family and his fire service family in your thoughts and prayers. and was still active in the Company. Please keep Sonny's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.