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Retired Members


THOUGHTS OF A RETIRED FIREFIGHTER

No, I haven’t forgotten the excitement of riding on a fire rig. “Lights flashing, sirens wailing,” nor the feeling of “a good save”! Whether it be human life or valued possessions of a fellow citizen.

I haven’t forgotten the feeling of standing, ankle deep, in freezing water on a 5 below January night, gloves frozen to the nozzle, fighting a fire I know was caused by carelessness or worse.

I haven’t forgotten the terror of being lost in a smoke filled building….feeling the taste of hot coffee and a cold meat loaf sandwich at four in the morning.

Now, I walk into my old firehouse, only to find it filled with strangers. I may not walk as fast, or stand as straight as you. My hair may be gray or thin. My jokes don’t come as easy as they once did. But I know in my heart I have paid the price, and have “earned” the right to say proudly.

“I’m a retired Firefighter.”

//–Ret. Battalion Chief Joe Carber (FDNY)–//


 
Gibbons Fire Department Retired Members


» Chmilar, Darcy
» Cormier, Yves
» Fisher, Murray

 


» Rubin, Scott

 


» Holliday, Pete
» Innis, Glenn
» Wilson, Jamie

 


» Bassett-Daviau, Christine
» Cox, Dwayne
» Lemoine, Leon
» Towle, Curtis
» Tufford, Phil
» Vincent, Kirby

 


» Amos, Ted
» Audette, Tanya
» Bacchiega, Paola
» Boudreau, Devin
» Brown, Jamie
» Davis, Danny
» Deck, Curtis
» Derouin, Tim
» Dewis, Adam
» Duiker, Matt
» Duiker, Wesley
» Eegeesiak, Harry
» Ford, Jennifer
» Gagné, Simon
» Hermans, Jamie
» Hill, Tim
» Irving, Bill
» Irving, Penny
» Klarke, Dominic
» Koester, Ashley
» Loblick, Ryan
» MacNaughton, Howard
» McRann, Joanne
» Millante, Jay
» Mullins, Keith
» Munro, Ken
» Painchaud, Mathieu
» Philpott, Jon
» Richter, Kurt
» Rose, Milon
» Sahib, Mick
» Smith, Angela
» Smyth, Tanner
» Stashko, Chris
» Steventon, Peter
» Tarasiuk, Mike
» Thompson, Daryl
» Towle, Anita
» Verbaan, Robert
» Weishar, Brooke