On September 6th, 2018, FF/Paramedic Phil Laub, “The Rock,” completed 34 years of service! Phil always took care of people whether they were patients, tenured firefighters or brand new rookies. He didn’t complain, he’d just do what he felt needed to be done, often going above and beyond what was required. He’d pull you aside to give you advice, and antagonize anyone who took themselves too seriously with his unmistakable chuckle. Physically, he’s always been a beast, shaming plenty of members half his age with his strength and stamina. He was the quintessential “Old School” guy always simplifying the situation and bring you back to the basics. Until a couple years ago, he’d routinely pull his “Blackberry” (a folded up paper with his hand drawn calendar) out of his pocket to check his schedule and jot down appointments. “The Rock” has been a friend and mentor to many in the department and will be sorely missed. Congratulations and enjoy your retirement!