An open letter from Gena Yoakem:
It is Official !! After nearly 24 years on the department and 15 years as fire chief, I am retiring !! For everything there is a season and my season is over. I have been trying to do this for 3 years now and after much prayer and consideration I am turning the reins over to the younger generation who has more time, energy and better health. Ronnie's health is also not as good as it used to be, but he stayed on to support me and for that I am truly grateful. We will both be giving up the fire service the same way that we have served in the fire service, and that is together .... I will retain my seat on the Board of Directors as treasurer to serve the community that we love.