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Platteville firefighter honored for service
PFD group photo
Platteville firefighters gathered outside Dave McWilliams house as part of McWilliams retirement Monday night.

The Platteville Fire Department honored firefighter Dave McWilliams for his 33 years of service with the department and presented him with a plaque Monday night. 

Usually the department presents retirement awards to firefighters at its annual Awards Night/Christmas Party, but McWilliams is battling cancer, so the department presented the plaque to McWilliams at his house. The department’s trucks lined up at his house, many of the retired members presented McWilliams with his honorary plaque, and all members (above) were able to congratulate and speak with McWilliams.

Once all the firefighters walked through the house, lights and sirens were turned on as a final salute and congratulatory gesture.