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Granger fire marshal retires

12/13/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Charles McCown
Charles McCown announced his retirement from his position as fire marshal in the Granger Fire Department. In a letter submitted to Granger Township trustees Dec. 7, McCown said his retirement comes after 15 years of service as the department’s fire prevention officer, fire marshal/chief inspector and paramedic.

“This has not been an easy decision, because after all I really liked and enjoyed the work that I provided to the residents of Granger Township, schools, churches and commercial businesses helping to promote a safer community for everyone,” he stated in his letter.

His retirement was effective that day.

Township officials said during his tenure McCown established a fire prevention bureau that worked closely with the community to assure the safety of everyone and gained their respect and trust. He also established a friendly and professional working relationship with the Medina County Building Department. In total, trustees said McCown’s career in the division of emergency medical services spanned 42 years, with 30 years in the fire department.

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