Speech to Text for IVFD Chief reflects on his time
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illinois valley fire district chief -- dennis hoke tells me that his last day on the job will be september 30th -- and he tells me that his number one goal is the safety of his community. "adam says" it was a passion that started was in high school. chief hoke says" "a friend of mine said being a firefighter might be pretty cool" 'a passion for saving lives that has turned into a career of lasting more than 40 years. "i started my career here in southern oregon at kingsley field when that was an air force base" his career has taken him to a number of different states -- but he's spent the the last 7 years as chief of the illinois valley fire district. "i'm going to miss the people" while his tenure as chief will come to and end on september 30- th-- there is one feeling that will always remind him of his time in the illinois valley. "its that feeling internally of helping someone and doing the right thing" just like he did for jeanette montgomery. "i knew i was dying, i told my husband call 911 i'm having a heart attack" it was the summer of 2016 and chief hoke was there for her. " i went into severe cardiac arrest and fortunately i live right down the street from the fire department and chief hoke was the first person to respond, and he called the air ambulance and without the helicopter ride i probably wouldn't be here today" chief hoke is doing exactly what's written on the back of