The Backus Fire Department recognized four recent retirees at its annual Christmas party Jan. 18.
Retirees included Todd Sawyer, Brent Godfrey, Carl Flier and Ben Pollack. Sawyer served the longest with 25 years. Flier served 20 years with the department, Pollack served 14 years and Godfrey served 13 years.
Former firefighters were thanked for their many years of service.
All former and current Backus firefighters at the celebration met at the Backus American Legion for a hearty meal including barbecue ribs.