Colleagues reflect on working with outgoing Ward 4 Fire Chief

This past Friday, August 13th friends, family, co-workers and other first responders from Jackson Parish gathered at the Ward 4 Fire District Central Station to celebrate the retirement of outgoing Fire Chief, Scott Savage. The veteran public servant called it quits after a stellar 33 year career that saw him climb in ranks from a volunteer fireman, Assistant Chief and for the past five years, Fire Chief all in the Ward 4 Fire District.

Co-workers and colleagues were affluent in their praises as shown below.

Scotty Nunn
Ward 4 Fire District Board President

I would like to thank Scott for the leadership he provided our fire department. He scheduled monthly training for firefighters and made sure the equipment was in working order. As a board member, Scott was a good Fire Chief to work with.

Lance Ledford
Ward 4 Volunteer Firefighter

The list of what could be said about Chief Scott Savage would be endless. He has been a mentor, supervisor, teacher, leader and a friend! He has always looked out for everyone in the department and community. I hope that we as a department can do his legacy proud and that we can continue to do our community as great a service as he has. Thank you Chief for everything you have done for not only me but the rest of our department, as well as, our community. Your truly great leadership will be missed. Hope you enjoy your retirement!

Daniel Allen
Ward 4 Fire District Assistant Chief

I have worked alongside Scott Savage for many years now. I started at the Sheriff’s office in 2006 and we shadowed each other on countless medical calls, vehicle accidents and fires. I watched him spend all day and night at time serving the community that he loves. It was his passion for the fire service that helped to persuade both myself and my wife to join Ward 4 as volunteers. For several years I watched and learned from Scott how to be a true public servant, as almost daily he spoke about trying to do what’s right for both the fire department and the community.
In 2016, Scott was elected as Fire Chief at Ward 4 and appointed me as his Assistant Chief. Since then, I have worked by his side trying to match his leadership and dedication to our fire department and its members. He is the kind of leader that I hope I am able to be one day. No matter whether it was talking about day to day issues at home or planning the next event, his top priority has always been taking care of the guys and getting them what they need. He always let them know that he had their back and was there for whatever they needed.
It has been an absolute pleasure to serve alongside him and I thank him for all the lessons I’ve learned from him about fire service and life in general. Thank you, Scott, for being an inspiration to all of us at Ward 4. You will truly be missed at our Chief.

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