Here at the city today, we held a reception for Chief John Burmeister in honor of his retirement from the Fire Department. John has 30 years of service total with the Fire Department. He started as a Paid on Call firefighter and served in that role including as a Paid on Call command officer for about 7 years. He has served as a full time fire fighter for the past 23 years including time as an inspector and the fire marshal. John has served as the Chief of the Fire Department for the past 3 years.
We wish him well as he retires and moves on to another phase of his life.