Westlake firefighters Pat Grealis and Chris Fielding retire after 25 years
The Westlake Fire Department celebrated the end of two 25-year careers in March. Firefighters Patrick Grealis and Chris Fielding in March both hung up their helmets for the last time as winter slowly transitioned into something resembling spring.
Both Fielding and Grealis became well known for their respective work ethic and dedication. Grealis was known, in particular, for his friendly demeanor and good sense of humor.
In addition to being presented a proclamation from Mayor Dennis Clough and an engraved plaque from Fire Chief Jim Hughes, Grealis also received a special token of appreciation from the Westlake Firefighters Local 1814 for his years representing local firefighters.
Fielding chose to retire quietly without a retirement ceremony.
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