Procession of fire vehicles honors late Xenia firefighter

Xenia Fire Division firefighter and paramedic Steve Helling

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Xenia Fire Division firefighter and paramedic Steve Helling

A procession of fire vehicles traveled through Xenia Monday afternoon in honor of firefighter Steve Helling.

Helling, 41, died on March 21. He was a 13-year veteran of the Xenia Fire Division.

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The procession was scheduled to begin around 2 p.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds, according to the fire department. The procession was to continue east on West Ankeney Mill Road and turn right on North Detroit Street before going left on East Main Street. The procession went past the fire station and turned right on South Columbus Street and then made another right onto East Second Street, where it went past another fire station. The procession continued on West Second Street until turning right onto Valley Road and ending at Valley View Memorial.

FYI for the services today 👇

Posted by City of Xenia Fire Division on Monday, March 29, 2021

Valley Road was closed from U.S. 35 to Valley View Memorial during the services.

In addition to the Xenia Fire Division, Helling also served with fire departments in Xenia Twp., Englewood, Miami Twp., Spring Valley and Trotwood; and Central State EMS and West Alexandria EMS.

He is survived by his wife, four children and great Dane, Duke.

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