Steve Boege of Garwin has retired from the Garwin Volunteer Fire Department. He was recognized during the regular meeting on July 16.
Fire Chief Rick Raymond presented Boege with a plaque stating, "For Outstanding Service in recognition of over 23 years of volunteer service. Presented to Steve Boege. Thank you for your service."
When asked about the biggest fire or one that stood out the most, Boege stated, "The house fire out east of town at Brett Warren's and when the Lyle Lorensen building by the Library went down. They were both big fires."
Pictured are Garwin Fire Chief Rick Raymond presenting the plaque of appreciation to Steve Boege. Photo by Margaret Thomsen
In presenting the plaque, Fire Chief Rick Raymond said, "We appreciate all the help and service. We are really going to miss you. This is a big loss to the department. It is tough to replace good members."
Boege said, " I am definitely going to miss the habit of going when the pagers goes off. Sometimes we both go." You see, Steve and his wife, Karen, are also both members of the Garwin Ambulance
Service. Steve stated, "I plan to stay on the ambulance crew as long as I can still do it. We are so short of members."
The community extends a hearty "Thank You" to Steve for his commitment to the Fire Department that is a lot of years of answering calls in all kinds of weather and conditions. And we also say "Thanks" to all those who volunteer their time and effort to serve on the Garwin Fire Department. You truly are appreciated.