SATURDAY, APRIL 16 - We hosted a celebration of dinner and retirement gifts for five of our recently retired members of our Department. Those members were Department Chief Ed Cubler, Deputy Chief Jim Shuster, Charter Member and Captain Dan Dolan, Captain Mike Baker, and Firefighter Jack Bostic. The event was held at Anthony's in Drexel Hill in front of the members of our local, and the friends and families of our brothers retiring.
During the ceremony State Representative James Santora and Mayor Tom Micozzie gave speeches and gave each retiring member an award.
Upper Darby Professional Fire Fighters Association President William Norris also read a bit of history on each retiring member and how each one has greatly improved our local. After his speech he gave each member a gold watch with the IAFF logo on it.
Acting Department Chief Gary McAfee then gave a speech about the hard work and dedication that each member gave during their career.
Gifts were also given by the different platoons to each member. A special thank you to senior Captain Tom Sessa who organized, ran, and MC'd the event.