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Bast retires after distinguished career in military, fire service


Last updated 4/5/2022 at 8:06pm

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Bast most recently worked as a city fire inspector and also spent many years assigned to the ladder truck as driver.

Fountain Firefighter Eric Bast Sr. has retired after a quarter-century with the city, most of that in the firefighting field.

Bast has been with the Fountain Fire Department for nearly 22 years and in the fire service for nearly 25 years. He was typically assigned to the ladder truck as the driver on A Shift. He was the coordinator for the Haz-Mat team for many years and has also served on the Technical Rescue Team. He helped the department maintain its Self Contained Breathing Apparatus for over 15 years. He had been the fire inspector since January 2021.

He got a taste for the fire servic...

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