SIDNEY — Sidney Mayor Mike Barhorst has declared Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, as William “Bill” Frey Day in the city.
Frey, who is retiring as a firefighter and paramedic for the city of Sidney’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services, was honored during Monday night’s city council meeting.
“I’d like to thank this council, and the councils before you, for making the city of Sidney an enjoyable place to to work for,” said Frey.
Barhorst said Frey has been a “valuable public servant for the city of Sidney since Dec. 24, 1990, serving as a firefighter and paramedic.”
Frey was promoted to fire lieutenant on Feb. 6, 2012. He has served as a fire and protocol instructor, a member of the rope team, the HazMat team, the fire investigation team, honor guard and auto extrication core group.
“At the scene of a motor vehicle accident, Bill Frey is one of the department’s most trusted and dependable firefighters,” Barhorst read from the proclamation. “Bill Frey’s strong knowledge and skills in hazardous materials afforded him the opportunity to serve as both HazMat training officer and HazMat assistant chief.”
Barhorst concluded by stating, “in recognition of the community’s appreciation of Bill Frey’s quarter century of service to the city of Sidney, the high regard in which he is held by his peers and as an expression of the community’s best wishes for good health during a long and productive retirement,” Saturday, Jan. 9, will be William “Bill” Frey Day in Sidney.
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