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Ege concludes long firefighting career

Posted by wlpo on November 15, 2015

The plaque for a retiring firemen is usually a golden firemen’s axe mounted on a large polished piece of wood. It was Assistant Chief’s Ege’s turn last night at the Mendota Moose Lodge. Dean Ege worked about his entire career with Mendota Fire Department, except 1 year in West Brooklyn. He joined Mendota in 1977 and went full time 2 years later.

Ege was known as an “engineer” – the guy who drives the truck and the department’s training officer. Fellow firefighter and EMT, Randy Simpson, said Ege was a believer in getting the best training for firemen in his department.

It was only about 7 hours after his Ege’s retirement, his now former firefighter family, was summoned to a barn fire northeast of the city.

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