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Highland fire chief to retire after 38 years with department

Fire Chief Rick Bloemker has announced his retirement after nearly 38 years of service with the Highland Fire Department last week.
Fire Chief Rick Bloemker has announced his retirement after nearly 38 years of service with the Highland Fire Department last week. Provided

Highland’s Fire Department Chief Rick Bloemker announced his retirement last week after 38 years of service.

“With Chief’s decades of devoted service to the City of Highland and surrounding communities he has brought the department many changes and improvements throughout the years,” a statement from the department read.

He will leave his post at the end of the year.

Kavahn Mansouri covers government accountability for the Belleville News-Democrat, holding officials and institutions accountable and tracking how taxpayer money is spent.


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