Fire chief retires

Firefighters, friends and family gathered at North Lincoln Fire & Rescue’s St. Clair Station in Taft on Feb. 28 to wish Fire Chief Doug Kerr farewell and well wishes on his retirement after 35 years of volunteer and career service to the district. Longtime friend and North Lincoln Fire Board member Alan Lee presented Chief Kerr with a shadow box with badges and insignia he has worn over the decades.

Lincoln City Police Chief Jerry Palmer presented Kerr with a LCPD Chief award and commented on how over the years, his police department and the fire district has worked together with great cooperation and respect for each other’s roles on emergency scenes.

Firefighter Bob Duby share some comments about Kerr, saying “You know one thing about Doug, after every call he’d go around and thank all the crew for coming out and helping.”

Chief Kerr spoke a few words of gratitude to all the volunteers and staff and concluded with his trademark “Thanks for all you do!”

— North Lincoln Fire & Rescue

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