Longtime volunteer named honorary Cle Elum fire chief

Cle Elum native Jack Canori spent most of his adult life assisting the Cle Elum Volunteer Fire Department, and last week the city and the fire department honored his commitment by dedicating Feb. 29, 2012, as Jack Canori Day. Canori, who is battling lung cancer, was bestowed with the title of honorary fire chief.
Canori’s dedication has  been honored twice. The first recognition took place at last week’s regular Cle Elum City Council meeting, where Cle Elum Mayor Charles Glondo read an official proclamation making Canori an honorary fire chief and declaring Jack Canori Day on Feb. 29.
Canori and his family were unable to attend the Council meeting, so the Cle Elum Volunteer Fire Department hosted a ceremony Wednesday evening in the department’s Fire Station 51 on Pennsylvania Avenue. About 40 to 50 people gathered to watch the ceremony, during which Glondo presented Canori with a certificate to mark Jack Canori Day, and Cle Elum Fire Chief Dave Campbell gave Canori a gold fire chief’s badge... Read More
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