Davis retires from HSS fire
November 24, 2016
George Davis of Hot Sulphur Springs / Parshall Fire Protections District officially retires his bunker gear. .
"Times are changing," Davis said.
"I'm stepping aside from my public commitments from Hot Sulphur Springs/ Parshall Fire Protections District."
He has been part of the fire district for 34 years.
"I've served with a lot of great people. There was never a dull moment," he said.
"It's time to step down and let the new keep growing."
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Some of his best experiences were just helping people.
"Sometimes people don't necessarily say how thankful they are when we would go out on a call," he said.
"You could only see it through the expression on their face. We don't need a pat on the back. It's unsaid how they feel and they are grateful you showed up whether it was a car accident, gas leak or fire."
are grateful you showed up whether is was from a car accident, gas leak or fire."
In 1982 Davis was asked to join the volunteer fire department because the district was building a new Board in Hot Sulphur, and were looking for new firefighters.
He was Fire Chief for over four years and was also mayor of Hot Sulphur Springs for four years.
He currently serves as a board member with the Headwater Trails Association and on the Business & Economic Development Association board.
In an effort to spend time with his family and friends Davis has also stepped down from teaching skiing at Winter Park Resort. He was a part-time certified ski instructor for 26 years. He is looking forward to more time to ski at Winter Park Resort this season. "I will miss it," he said. "But the reward is to ski with my kids more often."
His wife, Shawn is excited for her husband's next steps and having more free time.
"George is looking forward to his semi-retirement and having more time to be with his family and friends. Sadly, the ever present honey-do list is not yet a priority – just teasing!"