February 2, 2010 - Issue: Vol. 156, No. 15 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 2nd Session
TRIBUTE TO LT. JOSEPH M. McCAFFERTY; Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 15
(Extensions of Remarks - February 02, 2010)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E134] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] TRIBUTE TO LT. JOSEPH M. McCAFFERTY ______ HON. STEVE AUSTRIA of ohio in the house of representatives Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Mr. AUSTRIA. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor and remember Lt. Joseph M. McCafferty, for his outstanding service to the community of Lancaster and the state of Ohio. A 37-year veteran of the Lancaster Fire Department, he spent his life serving and ensuring the safety of others. Joseph graduated from Lancaster City Schools and then joined the Lancaster Fire Department on June 1, 1973. During his career, he worked not only as a firefighter, but also as a paramedic and an engineer. He was promoted to the position of lieutenant on November 7, 1983. An outstanding firefighter and 37-year veteran, Joseph was always willing to help and pass along his knowledge to new recruits. He also actively served the community, participating in ``Fill the Boot'' and the department's ``Toys for Kids'' program. He served as a Union officer and was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his grandchildren. For his many years of exemplary service to the community and dedication to the Lancaster Fire Department, I join the people of Ohio's Seventh Congressional District in extending our deepest regrets to his wife; Vicki, children; Amy, Farah and Aaron and the many friends of Joseph M. McCafferty. ____________________