In January of 1992, David Gustafson joined the Golden Valley Fire Department as a paid, on-call fire fighter. More than 20 years later, on Jan. 6, Gustafson retired from his role with the department, but moved onto a full-time job with the city as a Fire and Property Maintenance Inspector.
Gustafson was recognized for his efforts by Fire Cheif Mark Kuhnly at a recent Golden Valley City Council meeting.
Kuhnly said that Gustafson made training a priority throughout his tenure with the department, and even sought out training avenues that would better his skills. In addition to working for the Golden Valley Fire Department, Gustafson has served as a fire officer, part time fire inspector, and a fire investigator assisting with the Hennepin County Fire Investigation Team.
“Dave has been very dedicated,” Kuhnly said. “He has faithfully served this community.”