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Chief Austin Honored

After thirty-plus years serving as Firefighter, Assistant Chief, Board Member, and Chief, Austin plans to retire in 2020.

In an event attended by firefighters from throughout Siskiyou County, politicians, community members, the Austin family and many long-time friends, Chief Benny Austin was honored in an event hosted by Scott and Tammy Frick of Oliveras Catering and Larry and Peggy Alexander at the REC in Fort Jones. on November 15, 2019. The Austin family provided music, memoribilia and big screen photos spanning Chief Austin's forty-year career in the fire service. 

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Chief Austin receiving award from Assistant Chiefs Scott Frick and Paul Buchter.  Captain Al Buchter, Captain Pat Costello, and Administrative Officer Nancy Salucci look on.
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Austin Family: (from top center) Benny Austin, Kathy Murray, Elliott, Autumn, James, Sarah, Josie & Jessie
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Larry & Peggy Alexander (hosts of party at the REC) and Greg Lindholm
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World's best carrot cake! Tammy Frick.
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Part of the excellent buffet prepared by Scott and Tammy Frick of Oliveras Catering