OSWEGO, NY – The city of Oswego Fire Department announces the retirement of Firefighter Matthew Calverase after 20 years of service.
Hired on July 9, 1991, Calverase was involved in many activities involving not only the Oswego Fire Department but the Oswego Firefighters Benevolent Association and Firefighters Local 2707.
Matt was a member of the City of Oswego Hazardous Materials Response Team and the City of Oswego Cause and Origin Team.
He also served as the secretary of the union and benevolent associations.
“Matt was a highly skilled critical care technician who demonstrated outstanding patient care in his time with our EMS division. I worked with him from his very first day on the job and saw him grow into a fine firefighter, EMTCC, and perhaps his strongest asset was with the Cause and Origin Team. His attention to detail and interaction with other C and O members has brought that group up to the fine professional level they are at today,” said Fire Chief Jeff McCrobie. “Firefighter Calverase will be missed here but we are happy for him in his retirement that will allow him to spend more time with his wife, Melissa, and sons, Tyler and Ike, and it will allow him to continue to enjoy his many outdoor activities as well as his involvement in coaching youth hockey.”