When Baraboo Fire Department Deputy Chief Steve Pointon celebrated 40 years as a firefighter in February 2017, he said he would attempt to break the service record of 43 years set by his wife’s grandfather, Noble Sprecher.
Five years later, not only has Pointon met that goal, but has also decided to hang up the pager for good.
“It’s been a good career,” Pointon said. “It’s kind of been my passion. I’ve enjoyed it.” Roughly 50 people packed into Baraboo City Hall council chambers Tuesday to honor not only Pointon, but fellow longtime firefighter Tom Clark, who contributed more than 35 years of his own after joining the Baraboo Fire Department in July 1987.
Clark held a number of positions with the department when he joined after gaining experience on the Lodi Fire Department.