IN RECOGNITION OF WAYNE OLIVEIRA; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 183
(Extensions of Remarks - November 15, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1451-E1452]
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                        HON. WILLIAM R. KEATING

                            of massachusetts

                    in the house of representatives

                       Friday, November 15, 2019

  Mr. KEATING. Madam Speaker, I rise today in recognition of the 
retirement of Mr. Wayne Oliveira, a veteran of the Fairhaven Fire 
Department with forty-two years of service.
  In 1977 Wayne Oliveira started his career as a call firefighter. 
Years later, Wayne would be appointed a full-time firefighter and EMT 
by Fire Chief Donald Bernard. Shortly after his appointment, Wayne 
began taking on numerous responsibilities. Wayne was elected secretary 
of the firefighter's union, a position he would hold for the next 
twenty years. He became a Public Fire Educator in 1989, prioritizing 
informing children and seniors about the importance of fire safety. 
Developing the SAFE program, Wayne taught classes in child car seat 
installation as well as CPR. Continuing his outreach efforts. Wayne 
organized Public Safety Open Houses for the public long before 
prevention programs became standard practice.
  Wayne was named Standard Times Man of the Year in 2012 for his wide 
array of volunteer work. From cleaning the traffic island outside of 
the local high school to fundraising for a new memorial sign which he 
personally maintains. Wayne sets an incredible example of selflessness 
in the work he takes on. He has engaged with the town at large as Co-

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Chairman of Fairhaven Outdoor Movie Night, Captain of Artillery for the 
Fairhaven Village Militia, as well as Chairman of the Bicentennial and 
Beautification Committees.
  Madam Speaker, I am proud to honor the retirement of Wayne Oliveira 
and offer my gratitude for his years of service and care for the town 
Fairhaven. I ask that my colleagues join me in recognizing him for his 
retirement and wishing him nothing but the best in the years to come