Bend Fire Chief Larry Huhn will retire in April 2013 with 30 years of service to the community. The process to find a new chief is scheduled to begin in January 2013. Huhn will stay on until a new Fire Chief is hired.
“It’s been an honor to be the leader of a such a fine organization with such remarkable people,” said Huhn
Huhn joined the Bend Fire Department in 1983 and was promoted to Captain in 1992, Battalion Chief/Training Officer in 1997 and Deputy Chief/Logistics Officer in 2003. City Manager Eric King appointed Huhn Fire Chief in 2008.
“When I became a firefighter, I was looking for a career that would allow me to make a difference in the lives of others. My career in the fire service has been very rewarding,” said Huhn. “I couldn’t have made a better choice.”
Huhn says he’s looking forward to opening a new chapter in his life “and seeing where that may take him.”