79S10219 MW-D

By:  Hughes                                                       H.R. No. 14 

WHEREAS, Fire Chief Jim Devine was honored on the occasion of his retirement from the Holly Lake Volunteer Fire Department (HLVFD) with a reception held on May 26, 2005; and WHEREAS, Chief Devine joined HLVFD 10 years ago and became fire chief three years later; under his leadership, the department has received a number of government grants, and his focus on organization and training will continue to benefit area residents for years to come; and WHEREAS, An exceptionally qualified firefighter, Chief Devine is a certified advanced firefighter, certified fire marshal, ECA/First Responder, Level II Fire Instructor, and Wood County Emergency Management Coordinator; he has twice been named Firefighter of the Year, and the Holly Lake Area Chamber of Commerce selected him Person of the Year in 2003; and WHEREAS, In all his endeavors, Jim Devine has enjoyed the love and support of his wife, Maria, and son, Christopher; and WHEREAS, Chief Devine has served the Holly Lake community with integrity and dedication, and he has earned the lasting respect of all who have worked with him; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 79th Texas Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby congratulate Jim Devine on his retirement as fire chief of the Holly Lake Volunteer Fire Department and extend to him best wishes for the future; and, be it further RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for Chief Devine as an expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives.