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Al Esch, IFA 1st VP; Paul Schellhase; Jack Runge, IFA past president & Garrison Chief Steve Meyer.

Garrison Firefighter Paul Schellhase was honored the evening of May 13 for 50 years of service to the department. Schellhase joined the department in May of 1963 and is still an active member. He has served as First and Second Captain and Secretary/Treasurer of the department and currently serves as Safety Officer. He served as President of the Iowa Firefighters Association (IFA) in 1990-1991. Schellhase was recognized with a gold watch from the department and a 50 year certificate from the Iowa Firefighters Association.

Schellhase, a former Garrison Mayor, has also been a legendary waterball fighter. Many trophies won by Paul and his brother remain on display at the Garrison Emergency Services Building. See a story about Paul's retirement from waterball fights HERE.



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Congrats Dad! We knew you didn't want to have any recognition but we couldn't help it. Ya know Garrison Rules!
By: Amanda (Schellhase) Erickson on May 21st 11:03am
Wow! That is fantastic Paul. Thanks for your service!
By: Josh Waller on May 21st 1:07pm
Congratulations Paul for all your years of service!
By: David And Jenny Janssen on May 21st 2:36pm
Congratulations Paul for 50 years of service on the department. Keep it going.
By: Roger McDowell on May 21st 6:36pm
Paul has serviced Garrison WELL, during his time on the Fire Dept. He is a GREAT example of a GREAT Person , and a fine volunteer, and always a willing to do that extra thing to make for a Better Garrison and Iowa Fire Fighters. You deserve the best in life.
By: Marlyn Duncan on May 21st 8:41pm
Congratulations Paul,
Not many people dedicate their lives to a service.
You deserve a large Thank You.
Garrison wouldn't be here without you!
By: Julie Kimm on May 22nd 12:24am
Congratulations Paul on your well deserved honor. I have known you for most of my life and you are truly an amazing person! From your faith in God to your dedication and willingness to help others, you are AWESOME!!!
By: Mark Noe on May 22nd 9:33am
Congratulations Paul. Your service to all is appreciated. Bob and Jane
By: Bob La Grange on May 22nd 3:43pm
Congratulations Paul. Your service as a fireman as well as first responder is very much appreciated.
By: John & Ilene Kreider on May 22nd 9:19pm

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