OUR OPINION: Danczyk leaves Vicksburg Fireplace Division higher than he discovered it
Printed 11:28 pm Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Thursday marked the primary day of retirement from public service for Craig Danczyk, now the previous Vicksburg Fireplace Division Chief.
The person who stepped again from his position as a primary responder this week first entered the VFD in 1995 when he was solely 22 years previous. And it’s protected to say, Danczyk has left the division in higher situation than he discovered it.
27 years after he entered the pressure, the previous chief took what might’ve been a job for a short while and turned it into the job of a lifetime.
All through the course of his 5 years as chief of the division, Danczyk labored to enhance Vicksburg’s hearth ranking from a 5 to a 4. The division has acquired a brand new hearth station, 5 new vans and can quickly obtain two new ambulances.
That’s nothing to sneeze at, particularly as wants develop and town begins to look towards the long run.
In his exit interview with The Publish, Danczyk stated he particularly selected this level in his profession to retire, as a result of he wouldn’t be leaving the division within the lurch. Lots of the initiatives initiated below Danczyk’s management have been accomplished, and initiatives of comparable magnitude are far sufficient away that the subsequent chief could have time to get established forward of time.
Danczyk additionally seamlessly negotiated an ambulance fee improve with the Warren County Board of Supervisors — a transfer that’s in the perfect curiosity of metropolis and county residents alike, as it’s going to assist our first responders proceed their mission to assist these in want.
Fireplace companies in Vicksburg return almost 200 years, and with that comes a legacy of exemplary leaders. From the times of mule-drawn wagons to the high-capacity tankers of in the present day, maybe the one factor that’s remained unchanged is the dedication of women and men who reply the decision to serve.
Thanks, Chief Danczyk, to your service to this neighborhood. Finest luck in retirement and your future endeavors.