Green River Star -

By Lillian Palmer
Staff Writer 

Fire chief reflects on career


Star photo by Lillian Palmer

Fire Chief Mike Kennedy stands with a fire truck display he made for a Christmas display. Kennedy prepares to say goodbye to the Green River Fire Department as he retires from his post at the end of the year.

It was 1987, when a spry Mike Kennedy started his volunteer firefighter training for the Green River Fire Department.

After training, he was put on as a full-time volunteer in 1988. His fourth year on the squad, he became lieutenant and was in that position until December of 1999, when he was appointed as assistant fire chief. He transitioned to fire chief in 2008 and has been since, but alas it's time to relent the position.

"I will be 70 in February," Kennedy said. "I'm 69 and a whole bunch."

Kennedy was not always involved with fighting fires though, but he has worked with wood for much...

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