Campbellsville Fire Chief retires after 38 years of service

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012

After 38 years of service with the Campbellsville Fire Department, Chief Johnson has announced his intent to retire, according to a statement from the Office of Mayor Tony Young.

Chief Johnson began his career at the Campbellsville Fire Department as a volunteer and was progressively promoted throughout his tenure. “He has served as Chief of the Campbellsville Fire Department for 18 years,” Mayor Young said, “and has provided excellent leadership throughout his career.”

During his tenure, Johnson has played a significant role in bringing hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding to the City which enhanced the capabilities of the department. “He has enjoyed a long and productive career that he can be proud of and his many contributions as Chief of the Campbellsville Fire Department are so appreciated.” Mayor Young added.

Young went on to say “Chief Johnson has certainly demonstrated a lot of vision and initiative in working for the development of a first class Fire and Rescue department.” Johnson was instrumental in the successful merger of rescue services with the fire department during the past year. “I have enjoyed working with him and the City is grateful for his dedication for which he will be truly missed,” Mayor Young concluded.

Chief Johnson stated, “God has truly blessed me by allowing me to serve this wonderful community, throughout my 18 years as chief, our department has accomplish all of our goals in our ten year plan and most in the twenty year plan. I look forward to serving in other ways in the future.”

Chief Johnson will continue his duties as chief until a replacement is found and will assist through the initial transition process.