August 02, 2003
Ketchikan, AK - On Friday evening, over 200 hundred people gathered in Ketchikan to honor Lt. David "Dave" Hull of the Ketchikan Fire Department on his official retirement - or as Hull expressed earlier, his graduation. Hull has served as a firefighter for over twenty years and has also contributed over eight years of volunteer service.
Friends and family along with co-workers came together to recognize Hull's outstanding contributions and his dedication to duty. For almost 30 years Hull has given so much to so many.
Guests included local people and guests from out of town. Among the guests from out of town were Bill Kriegsman a former EMS Coordinator/Paramedic for the Ketchikan Fire Department who is now a physician in Rochester, Washington, and Hull's niece Teresa and her husband Kevin Wallace. The Wallaces came down from Palmer, Alaska. Kevin Wallace is a former Ketchikan Fire Department firefighter/EMS who is now working as a paramedic in Palmer. Local resident Dave O'Sullivan, who retired as Ketchikan fire chief in 1998, was also on hand to help celebrate the special event.
Lt. Hull and his wife Roberta plan to remain in Ketchikan. Of no surprise, Hull's retirement plans include volunteering at the fire department!