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Assistant Fire Chief Set to Retire from Normal Fire Department

Assistant Chief John Grussing will retire on May 2nd.
NORMAL- A local firefighter is getting ready to hang up his uniform.

After 26 years of service to the Normal Fire Department, Assistant Fire Chief John Grussing is set to retire in May.

Grussing first joined the Normal Fire Department in 1987.

He started out as a firefighter and worked his way up the chain of command.

Grussing became the Assistant Fire Chief back in 2009.

As the Assistant Chief, Grussing has been involved with training programs for all firefighters and paramedics.

John has also been involved with many outreach programs.

He says serving has been a great honor and he looks forward to his retirement.

"We have outstanding firefighters here. So it's a little bittersweet. I'm going to miss the guys, the department and doing the things we do, but I'm looking forward to the next chapter," says John Grussing, Assistant Chief of Normal Fire Department.

A reception ceremony in Grussing's honor will be held at the Normal Fire Department's Headquarters on May 2nd at 2 p.m.

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