After 40 years total of serving in the Redfield Rural Fire Department, Kerry Baird has announced his retirement. He was awarded a plaque in honor of all of his years of service by the Redfield rural fire department board on Monday evening, April 25th.
Baird wrote his letter of resignation on April 13th. “It has been an honor to serve on the Redfield Rural Fire Department for the past 39 plus years,” wrote Baird. “I have enjoyed a great working relationship with the Fire Board the past 20 years as Fire Chief. In this time, we have upgraded three of our fire trucks and equipment as needed.”
Baird also expressed his thanks to the board for the privilege of serving the community.
Baird joined the fire department in August of 1982, began to serve as First Captain in March of 1997, became Assistant Chief in September of 1999, and became Chief in March of 2003 before retiring just last week.