Fire­fighter re­tires af­ter 25 years of ser­vice

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

The Stanstead Fire Depart­ment held its an­nual BBQ, last Sun­day, at the park in Beebe.

Al­most 70 fire­fight­ers and their fam­i­lies en­joyed the sunny weather with a soc­cer game, races, and a bouncy house for the kids. “We also took the time to say good­bye to one of our own, Mr. Rick Fabio, who re­tired last month af­ter more than 25 years on the force,” com­mented the Stanstead Fire Chief, Chris Good­sell.

“Rick was a top­notch fire­fighter. His best trait in my eyes was his abil­ity to stay calm no mat­ter what the sit­u­a­tion. Be it a false alarm, or a mas­sive fire (he’s seen a lot of both), he was con­sis­tent in how he han­dled his tasks. As an of­fi­cer, you never had to worry about where he was or what he was do­ing. You could be sure what­ever he was do­ing, he was do­ing it the right way,” con­tin­ued Mr. Good­sell.

As a to­ken of ap­pre­ci­a­tion, the fire depart­ment gave Mr. Fabio an en­graved clock and re­tired his hel­met, signed by all the fire­fight­ers.

Rick Fabio re­ceiv­ing his hel­met as a long-time friend and fel­low fire­fighter, Jack Ed­mond, looks on, with fu­ture fire­fight­ers sit­ting at the pic­nic ta­ble.

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