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Odessa Fire and Rescue Captain Retires After 30 Years

Members of the Odessa Fire and Rescue gathered on Monday to say goodbye to a man who spent 30 years with them.
Members of the Odessa Fire and Rescue gathered on Monday to say goodbye to a man who spent 30 years with them.

Captain Bill Gambel put up his hat, while his co-workers thanked him for his years of work.

“It's a great profession it really is and to be able to go out and help people and do what we do every day, it's really a good job,” Gambel said.

During Monday’s reunion, Gambel was presented with a plaque, his helmet, a donation from his co-workers and a watch for the three decades of service.

“I guess the biggest thing is the changes that we've had. We've gone from riding in convertibles and now we have totally enclosed trucks and the stations are so much newer and nicer it's really been a big improvement,” Gambel said.

He said time went by fast, and it was all thanks to the people that surrounded him at work.

“The people that I got to work with over the years growing up being a younger fire fighter and the older captains that I got to work with, really great guys,” Gambel said.

And Gambel said he has one last message to the people of Odessa:

“When you see that big fire truck coming down the road move to the right,” Gambel said. “You know don’t move to the left, move to the right.”


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