Deputy Chief Kim Dresser Retires, Leaving a Legacy of Service and Compassion

Goshen, MA – Deputy Chief Kim Dresser has officially retired from the Goshen Fire Department after 54 years of service. Kim started on the department in 1969 at the age of 16.

During his tenure, Kim has been a certified EMT for both the Goshen Ambulance and then Highland Ambulance.

Deputy Chief has attended thousands of calls for help and always with a caring heart.

We sat down with Kim to ask a couple of questions.
What does the fire/EMS service mean to you?

Fire/EMS has always given myself a sense of belonging, being needed and fulfillment. It is family heritage that I am proud of and has shaped my life.

I often connect the service with a poem that was read at my father’s and grandfather’s funerals: “The House by the Side of the Road.” It states “Let me live in my house by the side of the road and be a friend to man.” That’s what I have tried to do.

What advice do you have for other first responders?
Train hard, be secure in your knowledge, know your limitations, and have fun. It’s not a job; it’s a passion.

Please congratulate Deputy Chief on his retirement! 

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