OSWEGO – The Oswego Fire Department announces the retirement of Deputy Chief Peter Coffey after more than 21 years of dedicated service.
He served in both the United States Army as well as the US Coast Guard and was a dispatcher for Oswego County Fire Control from 1991 to 1995 when he was appointed a member of the Oswego Fire Department.
He was appointed lieutenant in March of 2003, captain 2008 and deputy chief in January of 2015.
Deputy Chief Coffey was a longtime member of the Oswego Fire Department Rapid Intervention Team serving as its team leader, a Hazardous Materials Specialist and team member, and a Special Operations team member.
He was also an active member of Firefighters’ Local 126 serving in several roles including its executive board.
“Deputy Chief Coffey had an outstanding career with the OFD and was very highly respected by his colleagues. His calm demeanor was a constant be it in his duties working his way up through the ranks as well as his work with the firefighters union. He was forever professional in all he did here and his influence on all his co workers will be missed. It was a pleasure to work with him,” Chief Jeff McCrobie said.
Coffey is looking forward to his retirement along with his wife, Clionna, step-children, Nathaniel, Shauntelle, Shannon and Olivia as well as two grandchildren.