IFD honors 100-year-old retiree Thursday

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The Indianapolis Fire Department honored a 100-year-old retiree Thursday.

Everett Herman was honored at the department’s Retirees Luncheon.

Herman began his career at IFD in 1967. He used his mechanicals kills to work on IFD aparatus.

When Mr. Herman was asked, what he enjoyed most about his years on the Fire Department, he stated that he enjoyed going to work every day because the firefighters and the people he interacted with treated him so kind that it was always a positive experience when he went to work.

Even after retiring, Herman has continued to use his skills to work on vehicles and also spends time woodworking.

He was married to his wife, Mary, for 67 years until her death in 2000. Together, they had five children. He has 11grandchildren and with great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren included, Herman has a total of 31 grandchildren.

The entire IFD family would like to congratulate Mr. Everett Herman on 100 years of service and 100 years of quality life.

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