South Haven Area Emergency Services has named its Firefighter of the Year. Captain Ron Ridley has been selected by his peers for the honor for a second time. He was first the Firefighter of the Year in 2003. SHAES says Ridley started with the former Casco Township Fire Department in 1979. He was chief of that department when Casco became part of SHAES in 1995. He was promoted to captain in 2010. SHAES Chief Brandon Hinz says Ridley’s “40-plus year career in the fire service serves as a model for anyone,” adding the agency is fortunate to have him on board.