Retirements

Captain Tim Palm Retires from Mound Fire Department May 1, 2015

Captain Tim Palm

Congratulations to Captain Tim Palm on his retirement from the Mound Fire Department effective May 1, 2015. Firefighter Tim Palm started with the department on May 1, 1989 and served the department for 26 years.

Captain Tim Palm, along with wife Kristi and their family, have been very involved and proactive with the fire department for all of those years. Their contribution to the fire department and dedicated service to the surrounding communities has been outstanding.

Over his career as a firefighter and Captain, Tim Palm responded to 7,665 Fire and Rescue calls, attended 671 training drill sessions, and spent countless other hours serving the community.

Thank you for your many years of noble and dedicated service.

Lt. John Larson Retires from Mound Fire Department March 6, 2015

Lieutenant John Larson

Congratulations to Lt. John Larson on his retirement from the Mound Fire Department on March 6, 2015. Firefighter John Larson and wife Raiya started with the department on March 6, 1995, and as a family served the department for 20 years.

Over his career, firefighter John Larson responded to 5,890 Fire and Rescue calls, attended 481 training drill sessions, and spent countless other hours serving the community.

Thank you for your many years of noble and dedicated service.

Mound Fire Department Honors 7 Retirees Sept 20, 2014

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, the Mound Fire Department hosted a retirement party to honor seven firefighters, spouses, and their families for their many years of dedicated service. Each of the honored firefighters has retired from the fire department at various times since 2010.

Honored were Assistant Chief Jeff Andersen retired with 32 years of service, Assistant Chief Rick Williams retired with 30 years of service, Captain Dennis Woytcke retired with 22 years of service, Assistant Chief Dan Grady, Lieutenant Chris Pounder, Firefighter Paul Babb each retired with 20 years of service, and Captain Matt Hentges retired with 16 years of service. Cumulatively, they provided 161 years of exemplary service to the department, responded to 49,784 Fire and Rescue Calls, participated in 3,968 training drills, and attended 2,759 meetings and special events.

During the time these individuals served the local communities as firefighters, they dedicated most of their Monday evenings to attend meetings and drills, performed fire truck and equipment maintenance duties one Saturday a month, and were called away from many family and personal functions to respond to fire and rescue calls. In addition, they selflessly donated their time to attend many public safety events, participated in community activities, and worked diligently at the annual Mound Fire Department Fish Fry and Dance.

These dedicated firefighters provided immeasurable service and expertise to the fire department. All seven of these men continue to reside within our community. If you see any of them in Mound or around our local area, please congratulate them on their retirement and newly found free time.

Also, be sure to thank them for their years of professional service.