A tip of the cap to former Danbury Fire Chief Peter Siecienski, who retired from his current position as Greenwich Fire Chief on Friday (May 29) after a 48 year career.

According to the Greenwich Time, Chief Siecienski was greeted by EMT's, town supervisors, and police supervisors, and presented with a proclamation from First Selectman Fred Camillo as well as a free golf pass to the Griffith E. Harris golf course in Greenwich.

Chief Siecienski started his firefighting career in Danbury as a volunteer in 1972, according to the Greenwich Free Press. He rose through the ranks to become Danbury's Fire Chief, retired from Danbury in 2006, and came to Greenwich in 2007.

While in Greenwich, Chief Siecienski was proud that there was no loss of life in the community 13 out of his 14 years. There was one fatality in 2016 where a woman re-entered her burning house. The Chief told the papers,

I look at the fact that every firefighter went home at the end of the shift, that’s an accomplishment.

The Chief plans to spend his time golfing, spending time with his family and new puppy, and traveling. He said that he leaves the town in good hands, and that 48 years was "enough." Assistant Chief Robert Kick will serve as interim Fire Chief while a search is on for his successor.

The Danbury Fire Department saluted Chief Siecienski as well, noting on Facebook, "Congrats Chief, we wish you a happy and healthy retirement! Thank you for your service to our community as well as Greenwich!"

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