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‘I am excited’: Lethbridge fire chief set to retire in new year

The City of Lethbridge is looking for a new fire chief, as Marc Rathwell announced his retirement from Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services on Wednesday after spending more than 27 years with the department.

First hired in 1996 as a paramedic firefighter, Rathwell moved through several positions within the department before assuming the role of chief in 2019. Rathwell said some of the main challenges he faced over the last two-and-a-half years included the opioid crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.He was also monumental in the construction of a new fire station in west Lethbridge.“The biggest thing, the sort of pride that I have through it all has always been the staff and how they’ve been able to accomplish the mission,” he said. “The mission is to provide service to our community.


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