February 5, 2021
MOOSE JAW – Senior Captain Rod Stapleton of the Moose Jaw Fire Department (MJFD) will retire Sunday, February 7, 2021 (on his 60th birthday).
Rod was hired on June 26, 1980 to work in the City of Moose Jaw’s Transit Department and on February 1, 1982 he transferred to the MJFD as a Firefighter. He was promoted to Lieutenant on August 16, 2007, to Shift Captain December 1, 2012 , to Assistant Chief October 1, 2016 and went to his current position as Senior Captain on February 14, 2020.
“Throughout Rod’s career he has been a superior role model and mentor for new employees and his peers,” said Rod Montgomery, Fire Chief. “Rod’s attention to detail, easy-going demeanor and work ethic were second to none. His many years as a Firefighter, then as an Officer were exceptional and were evident in the respect he had from the MJFD Administration and his fellow members.”
Rod proudly wore the medals he was awarded, including the 20-Year Exemplary Service Medal in 2002, the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal in 2009 and his 30-Year Exemplary Service Bar in 2013.
The Fire Department and the City of Moose Jaw would like to thank Rod for his many years of service and wish him all the best in his retirement.