Markham Fire Chief Dave Decker's Online Retirement Tribute

Please join in thanking Chief Decker for his 31 plus years of exceptional public service!

Chief Decker has worked hard everyday for over 31 years and accomplished so many great success for the fire service. Dave's number one priority has always been the health and safety of the fire family and the community we serve.
While the pandemic may have taken away our opportunity for a farewell party or to socialize over a coffee, it has not taken away our ability to thank and honour Chief Decker for inspiring all of us to do our absolute best! 

Please join us in participating in his online retirement tribute, by sharing your stories, memories and well wishes at

“MFES family found a way to conform,
We created a Flat Decker in full dress uniform.
We washed our hands and Decker’s hands too,
Stayed 2 m apart from me and you,
If that wasn’t the case
We donned non surgical masks and covered our face.
Some of us are quite and shy
And desired to standby,
While others said our goodbyes
As tears of laughter rolled from our eyes.”
"Visit the side bar at the top of this page to see how Flat Decker spent some of this days!

To be part of this retirement tribute to honour Fire Chief Decker for his commitment to his country and community please make the time to post- your stories, photo's and retirement wishes online at