Burbank Firefighters gathered this past Friday to give well wishes and retirement goodbye’s and see the end of a family tradition. Robert ‘Bobby’ Boller retired from the Burbank Fire Department, this past Friday, Bob a 1975 graduate of Burbank High School, was also a City of Burbank Parks and Recreation Coach and Recreation leader in the early 1970′s until he took the test to become a Burbank Firemen.
Bob followed in the footsteps of his father George, who was a lifelong Burbank Firefighter, who followed his dad who was Chief of the Lockheed Fire Dept from the 1940′s till his retirement in 1970, George Boller retired as a Captain in July of 1991 following a 30 year career with The Burbank Fire Department. Bobby became a Paramedic only a few years after coming on the job in 1979 and remained an active Paramedic for 26 years, some say that is unheard of, but Bob loved his job and the people he helped all these years.
Plenty of stories were shared and there were tears of joy and sadness as he leaves. City Manager Mike Flad presented Bob with his retirement tile and thanked him on behalf of the City Council and Fire Chief Ray Krakowski presented bob with a shadow box with his badge, Helmet Shield, and a hug for good health in his retirement years. Retires who also stopped by to wish Bobbie well were Dwayne Servillo, Hans Jenner, Battalion Chief Milford ‘Butch’ Johnson. Bobby also had his whole family along his side including his wife, daughters Candace, Casey, and his son Kyle and all his grandchildren.