Members of the Greenwich Fire Department gathered Friday afternoon to honor two special individuals. Applause sounded for Fire Marshal Jim McDonald as he celebrated his last day after serving for nearly 27 years.
"Just a solid individual, someone we're definitely going to miss having in the office," said Fire Chief Peter Siecienski. "I'll personally miss him because he's got quick wit, good humor and just an all around good person."
"27 years of service to the Town of Greenwich in our Fire Services, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors," said First Selectman Peter Tesei.
And as they said goodbye to McDonald, the Fire Department welcomed newest firefighter Jason Jeracka.
"To be here today with my family and everybody, it's a great experience and I can't wait to start working, I start on Monday so I am looking forward to it," said Jason Jeracka.
According to members, Jeracka is a highly trained individual and is ready to serve.
"It's nice to have someone of the caliber of Jason coming in to the Greenwich Fire Department," said Fire Chief Peter Siecienski. "What he brings to us is that he has served as a volunteer fire fighter and he has also served 5 years as a career fire fighter with West Shores so it's very important to the Town of Greenwich."