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Campbellsville, KY, FD Chief Johnson to retire after 38 years

He has been chief of department for 18 of those years

From the office of Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young

After 38 years of service with the Campbellsville Fire Department, Chief Johnsonhas decided to retire.

After 38 years of service with the Campbellsville Fire Department, Chief Johnson hasannounced his intent to retire, according to a statement from the Office of Mayor TonyYoung.

Chief Johnson began his career at the Campbellsville Fire Department as a volunteerand was progressively promoted throughout his tenure. "He has served as Chief of theCampbellsville Fire Department for 18 years," Mayor Young said, "and has providedexcellent leadership throughout his career."

During his tenure, Johnson has played a significant role in bringing hundreds ofthousands of dollars in grant funding to the City which enhanced the capabilities of thedepartment. "He has enjoyed a long and productive career that he can be proud of andhis many contributions as Chief of the Campbellsville Fire Department are soappreciated." Mayor Young added.

Young went on to say "Chief Johnson has certainly demonstrated a lot of vision andinitiative in working for the development of a first class Fire and Rescue department."Johnson was instrumental in the successful merger of rescue services with the firedepartment during the past year. "I have enjoyed working with him and the City isgrateful for his dedication for which he will be truly missed," Mayor Young concluded.

Chief Johnson stated, "God has truly blessed me by allowing me to serve this wonderfulcommunity, throughout my 18 years as chief, our department has accomplish all of ourgoals in our ten year plan and most in the twenty year plan. I look forward to serving inother ways in the future."

Chief Johnson will continue his duties as chief until a replacement is found and willassist through the initial transition process. - Office of Mayor Tony Young, Campbellsville, KY

This story was posted on 2012-07-16 07:48:05
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