Paul Hammersley/City of Malden
Malden firefighter Jake Ruane is retiring after more than 40 years of fire service to Malden, the city said Thursday. Ruane, who grew up in Malden, graduating from Malden Catholic High School in 1965 and served the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper in the Vietnam War. Ruane was hired by the Malden Fire Department in 1972.
"I’m going to take it easy" Ruane said in a statement. "It’s been my pleasure serving the citizens of Malden for the last 40 years."