“Fireman Bob” Carlson Retires After 33 Years of Service

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Bob CarlsonResidents and staff enjoyed a party on February 27 honoring Bob Carlson for 33 dedicated years of service to FPH. As a maintenance specialist, Bob typically worked on air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and electrical projects – “a little bit of everything,” he says. Affectionately called “Fireman Bob” by the staff, he will be remembered as our fire alarm and fire drill specialist. He kept all fire related paperwork in order and up to date.

Over the years Bob saw many changes and new buildings go up on the campus, including Glenn Moore Chapel, McArthur Center and the A building. He also saw the health center move from Monte Johnson Manor to Porter-McGrath. “Terrace Gardens changed quite a bit,” Bob recalls. He states the most surprising change was going from no pets allowed to being a pet-friendly campus.

Also memorable has been watching the second generation of residents move in. “They used to come visit their parents,” Bob said. “Now they’re moving in. They know they’ll be taken good care of, too.”

Bob and his wife are looking forward to spending the summer in Wyoming, working at Yellowstone Park, and then returning to warm Central Florida for the winter months.

Best wishes to the Carlsons as they start their retirement adventure!

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