The Volunteer Fire Association of Tappan is mourning the loss of Past President, Ex-Chief, and Life Member Donald Higgins, who died Friday. He served as President from 1962-1964 and Chief from 1969-1970, and was instrumental in the foundation of modern radio communications. Higgins served in the Army in the 50s, and worked for Lederle Labs in Pearl River before retiring in 1986. Funeral services have not yet been scheduled. He was 83 years old.