ROME, N.Y. -- The former chief of the Rome Fire Department was officially honored for his retirement on Sunday.
Due to retiring right before the pandemic hit last year, Ron Brement didn’t get the proper celebration for his hard work.
Brement was awarded a plaque from the Western Fire Department for his thirty five years of dedication with the Rome Fire Department.
Brement served as fire chief for eleven of those years.
“It's just nice to be recognized, I know I've always worked with the volunteers because we're a very big community as far as our footprint. We have a couple volunteer agencies that we work with in our community. It's always been a good two-way street when we've interacted with them. They're there to do the same function as we are as far as protecting our community for the good of the people that we serve”, says Brement.
“I think I've always had a good relationship, I did serve as the president of the Oneida county chiefs association and I think there I built some good friendships and I learned a lot. I learned a lot about what they are doing in their communities. It's just nice to be recognized by one of our fellow volunteer organizations.”
Brement officially retired on February 28th, 2020 after joining the fire station in 1984.