WESTFORD — After 38 years of service to the town, Captain Mark Valcourt is retiring from the Westford Fire Department.
Valcourt began his service in October of 1984 at 16 years old, where he served as a member of the Westford Fire Auxiliary. He began full-time work for the department in July of 1989, where he now serves as a captain and EMT.
“There’s been some ups and downs [in 38 years]. We made a lot of good friendships,” Valcourt told WestfordCAT.
Valcourt says he has a number of plans for his retirement, including travel and trade work.
“We’re gonna do a little bit of traveling in the U.S. and I’ll be working part-time for a local HVAC company,” he said.
Valcourt notes he is grateful to have been able to serve the community.
“Thank you for a wonderful 38-year career,” he said.
A send-off will be held with friends, family and colleagues at the Westford Fire Headquarters on April 26 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.