Plainview fire chief, Rusty Powers, to retire June 1

Plainview fire chief, Rusty Powers, to retire June 1
Rusty Powers (Source: City of Plainview)

PLAINVIEW, TX (KCBD) - After having served for the Plainview Fire Department for 28 years, its chief Rusty Powers will retire from his post effective June 1.

To celebrate his career with the department a reception will be hosted from 3 to 5 p.m. June 1 at Fire Station 3, located at 3405 Southwest 3rd St. in Plainview, according to a City of Plainview news release.

Powers first began working with the department in 1990 as a firefighter/paramedic, then worked as the equipment operator, promoted to Lieutenant and then in 2009 was made fire chief. He has also served as a volunteer and training officer for the Olton Ambulance Association, Vice Chair of South Plains Emergency Medical Services and is an executive board member for the Regional Advisory Council.

"I want to thank my wife, Missy, and all of my family for their support for all these years. The sacrifices and missed family events is something that every firefighter, as well as their families have to deal with," Powers said in the city news release. "I also want to thank all the current and past City Council members and the City management team that I have worked so closely with, it has been great working within such a team. Finally, I want to thank the citizens of Plainview for their support and trust."

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