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Casper Fire Captain Spaulding retires as he came in 26 years ago; Cool, Calm and Collected

(Casper, Wyo.) - "I'm going to miss my second family and the comradery with the guys. Overall, we all remember the fact that we made a difference in someone's life at one point," commented Casper Fire/EMS Captain Brian Spaulding today as he completed his last day as a Casper Firemen. ​Spaulding was joined by many of his friends and family and fellow fire fighters at Station 3 as he was honored with twenty-six years of service to the Casper community. "It has been a very exciting and emotional day for me. Lots of great memories," said the captain. During his twenty-six year career on the fire force, Spaulding has witnessed many different events, some good and some bad, but he has always risen to the challenge. Casper Fire Chief Kenneth King took the stand and commented, "Today at 5, will be the first time since 1962 that we have not had a Spaulding on the Casper fire force. On behalf of the Casper community, thank you Helen Spaulding for giving us your husband for many years." "Today I am both happy and sad to see my friend retiring. I have witnessed Captain Spaulding in many different phases, beginning as a trainee trying to get out of college classes and now as a celebrated captain. If this was any professional team, we would be hanging his jersey from the rafters today." ​He continued, "Captain Spaulding has touched the lives of many and he has helped everyone who asked him, including myself. Captain Spaulding is known to have been cool, calm and collected at some of the toughest times. " ​Captain Spaulding took the mic and thanked the community, "have the utmost respect for everyone who I have worked with over the years and for this great community. Serving with the Casper Fire Department has been a true blessing in my life." Spaulding will now take on another career as a carpenter and maintenance man at the Natrona County International Airport, and as he said, "maybe a bit of fire assistance at the airport". Thank you for your service Captain Spaulding and we wish you the best! #oilcity #news