Oak Ridge Fire Capt.Jake Stafford retired from the Oak Ridge Fire Department on July 21 this year, with 31 years of service.
The Oak Ridge City Council honored him with a resolution at its Aug. 8 meeting. The audience, including several firefighters, applauded.
Stafford, the resolution stated, "mentored many trainees during his thirty-one-year tenure."
His education work extended into the community, as well. He received several “Exceptional Employee” reports for his participation in Fire Prevention Week at the Oak Ridge Schools dating from 1991 through 2002 before his promotion to captain
The resolution also compliments Stafford for his work servicing, repairing and maintaining the records for all the department’s firefighter nozzles and appliances.
This article originally appeared on Oakridger: City honors retiring Fire Capt. Jake Stafford