BANGOR- Long-time Bangor firefighter and former Fire Chief Jeffrey Cammack passed away following a battle with cancer.
The announcement was made through Bangor Fire Department’s Facebook page on Sunday.
Cammack joined the Bangor Fire Department in 1979, serving as chief from 1996 until 2012.
Following his retirement, he continued serving the fire service as executive director and legislative advocate for the Maine Fire Chief’s association.
Current Fire Chief Tom Higgins said Cammack will be remembered for his long dedication to the fire service.
Bangor city councilors echoed a similar sentiment.
“Jeff was definitely a Bangor guy. He grew up in Bangor. He did sports at Bangor High. He lived on the lake outside of Bangor,” said Councilor Dan Tremble. “Jeff was just Bangor. He always put the Bangor first. He loved this city. He loved the fire department. He the men and women of the fire department.”
Other councilors also chimed in.
“It’s a great loss and he served our community well for many years. Our hearts are with his family,” Council Chair Clare Davitt said.
Councilor Ben Sprague added that Cammack “helped maintain and build a legacy of excellence in the Bangor Fire Department and we will be forever grateful for his service. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who knew him and loved him.”
Funeral arrangements have not been announced.
Cammack was 62 years old.