The man McPherson Fire Chief Jeff Deal called the face of the fire department is retiring at the end of this month.
Deal announced during Monday's McPherson City Commission meeting that Assistant Fire Chief Rick Unruh will be stepping down effective Aug. 28 after 34 years with the fire department.
“There are very few people in this community when you say fire department do not consider him to be [the face of the department],” Deal said. “He has done that faithfully and expertly for his entire 34 years.”
Unruh was presented with a special, framed recognition of his years of service to both the McPherson Fire Department and the City of McPherson as part of the ceremony recognizing his retirement.