EAU CLAIRE, Wis (WEAU)--After almost three decades of service each, two Eau Claire firefighters are saying goodbye to their fire houses.
Battalion Chief Dave Okas and Engineer Kevin Frank are retiring after 29 and 28 years serving with the Eau Claire Fire Department.
The department held a retirement party in honor of them Friday (12/27) at Fire Station #2.
Okas, who has been a battalion chief for 6 ½ years, says he was honored to serve his community.
"I just can't say enough about my time here and that the city has given me the opportunity to work here. What a great place to live and grow up," said Okas.
Franks didn’t want to go on camera, but says he’s looking forward to getting in more fishing in retirement.
Okas says he looking forward to traveling and spending time with friends and family.