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September 21, 2018

Oswego’s Fire Chief To Step Down June 26


OSWEGO, NY – At Monday night’s Common Council meeting, Oswego Fire Chief Joe Perry was recognized for his 33 years of service with the department.

He was appointed in 1977 and will retire on June 26.

Mayor Randy Bateman, left, presents Fire Chief Joe Perry with a certificate of appreciation at Monday night's council meeting..

Mayor Randy Bateman, left, presents Fire Chief Joe Perry with a certificate of appreciation at Monday night's council meeting..

Perry was promoted to lieutenant on May 24, 1998. On Nov. 11, 2000, he was promoted to captain, deputy fire chief training officer on Jan. 3, 2005 and acting fire chief.

He was named permanent chief on April 24, 2008.

“We wish him all the best in his retirement,” Mayor Randy Bateman said as he presented the chief with the certificate of appreciation.

Perry thanked the mayor and councilors for supporting the department over the years.

“Also, I’d like to say thank you for all the support from all my officers and firefighters for the last 33 plus years that I’ve been on the fire department,” he said. “The citizens of the city don’t realize what a great group of people they have in the fire department. No matter what the emergency is, whatever the circumstances, they can always depend on them.”

“And mostly I’d like to thank the citizens. For 33 years, it’s been a great job. I look forward to going to work every day,” he continued. “I’m going to hopefully enjoy my retirement starting a week from Saturday.”

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