Today is my fathers “pops” last day working in the fire dept. Talked to him this morning on the way in to work and as I assumed, it’s “Bittersweet”. Super proud of all the things he has accomplished over his 41 YEARS in the Fire Service. He started with Wichita Fire Dept. holding the rank from FF up to Battalion Chief (21 YRS). Later he took a position of Fire Chief with the Hutchinson Fire Dept. (7 YRS) and finally finishing out the latter part of his career as Chief of the Jacksonville Beach Fire Dept. (13 YRS). For my entire life my father has been in the fire service and I really can’t believe this time has come. He’s passed on the Heavy Rescue gene from his many many years as Lt. And Capt. of WFD R4. Please help me wish him a happy retirement!!! Proud of you pops….