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Rough and Ready Fire Chief Retires

For the first time in 27 years, the Rough and Ready Fire Department has a new chief. Don Gannon has retired from the all-volunteer department. One of Gannon’s biggest accomplishments in his tenure was the new fire station, which opened early last year. Gannon says they saved up almost a million dollars over 15 years…

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Rough-and-Ready-FireThe station opened in January of 2012. Gannon says it was a fluke that he became a firefighter in the first place, joining the department in 1986…

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Gannon became chief two years later. Assistant Chief Bob Vaughn takes over…

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Gannon makes a living as a contractor, and says he’ll keep working for a couple more years, and will also spend time fishing. His last day was yesterday, and there was a transition ceremony on Friday.

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