Stallings to retire from Blackfoot Fire Department

Fire Captain Craig Stallings will retire next Friday after working 36 years with the Blackfoot Fire Department.
By: 
LESLIE MIELKE
Staff Writer

Fire Captain Craig Stallings will retire next Friday, Sept. 15, after working with the Blackfoot Fire Department for 36 years.
"I started working here when I was 25; it's been a great career," Stallings said. "I farmed for a few years before I got hire one here."
Stallings is a 1974 graduate of Blackfoot HIgh School.
"A lot of things have changed since 1981," he said. "For one, when I started, we had five-man shifts; now we have nine-man shifts because of the increased number of calls. The department probably received about 1,600 calls a year when I started; we have had 3,000 calls so far this year. That's about double."
For the complete story, read it in the Saturday, Sept. 9, edition of the Morning News.

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