Deerfield community remembers former fire chief, John Collver Jr.

Firefighters and officials gathered together Tuesday in memory of former Deerfield Fire Chief John Collver Jr., 74, who died on Jan. 11.

Posted: Jan 19, 2021 1:05 PM
Updated: Jan 19, 2021 1:07 PM

DEERFIELD, N.Y. – Firefighters and officials gathered together Tuesday in memory of former Deerfield Fire Chief John Collver Jr., 74, who died on Jan. 11.

Members of the various departments lined the street on Firehouse Road to give Collver a final salute and farewell.

Collver entered the fire department more than 50 years ago, serving as a firefighter, lieutenant, commissioner and ultimately fire chief from 1992 – 1996.

Bob Day, public information officer at the Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company, said Collver was an important part of the department for several years.

“John was the kind of guy that would do anything for you or the fire company, or for the community at large here,” said Day. “You know, he was at all our fundraising events. He was our kitchen chairman for a number of years. Knew everyone in town. As I understand it, he was also a town constable, so very, very active -- you know, it's tough to lose someone like that.”

On the fire company’s Facebook page, they thanked Collver for his years of service to the community.

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