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Chief Hess Announces His Retirement

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Latest Events | No Comments

During a Kiwanis luncheon held at the Thunderbolt Club, Chief Kurt Hess announced his plans on retiring at the end of the month.  During their monthly meeting, the Kiwanis Club gave Chief  a plaque thanking him for his years of service.  During his speech, he spoke on Millville’s memorable fires and the fire department’s progression through his forty years, as well as introducing Captain Michael Lippincott as his successor.  

For those who do not know, here is Chief’s timeline with Millville Fire Department:

1975     Becomes a reserve member of the department

1976     Becomes a full volunteer member

1984     Promoted to Lieutenant

1985     Promoted to Captain

1986     Promoted to Battalion Chief

1988     Promoted to Deputy Chief

1988     Elected to Chief

2001     Becomes Millville’s First Career Fire Chief

Of course Chief is not leaving the department, but instead, becoming a volunteer member.

Congratulations, Chief, on a well-deserved retirement!

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