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Long-time fire chief recognized with retirement ceremony

Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 10:25 PM CDT
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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) --

The city of Enterprise celebrated a long career of service to the city tonight for fire chief Byron Herring’s retirement ceremony.

Several fire officials from across the state as well as local leaders and the fire department were at the Enterprise Civic Center for one man, chief Byron Herring.

Chief Herring has had a hand in hiring every single one of those firefighters who work under him at the fire department.

Several of those fire officials from across the state spoke to the integrity of chief Herring.

One even mentioned he had won fire chief of the year at a conference but declined and wanted to give it to another deserving chief.

As he winds down his tenure with the department, he says he’ll miss the people the most.

As for everyone who was in attendance Wednesday night, Herring was very humbled.

“When I was standing up at the podium, I could really see all those people, I knew they were back there but that’s when it really hit me that all these people really did drive this far to be part of it and they did it because they wanted to,” Herring said.

As for what’s next, chief Herring told News 4 he will have plenty to do on his poultry farm.

He also said a trip to Alaska with his wife will be in order soon, but with a laugh said it will not be during the winter because it is too cold for him.

Chief Herring’s last day with the department will be Friday.

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