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Colonial Heights Fire Chief retires after more than 30 years of service

Retiring Fire Chief T. Wayne Hoover. (Photo: Colonial Heights Fire, EMS & Emergency Management)

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WRIC) — Fire Chief T. Wayne Hoover of Colonial Heights Fire, EMS and Emergency Management is retiring after more than 30 years of service.

Hoover announced his resignation in a Facebook post from June 28 In it, he looked back on his career with the city, which he served for 31 years.


“As I look back on my time at CHFD, I am filled with tremendous pride in all we accomplished together,” Hoover wrote. “From battling out-of-control fires to leading our citizens through a pandemic to providing life-saving medical care, we stood shoulder to shoulder, united in our commitment to protect and serve those in need. Every call we answered, every life we ​​touched, affirmed the importance of our work and the difference we can make when we come together as a team.”

Retiring Fire Chief T. Wayne Hoover. (Photo: Colonial Heights Fire, EMS & Emergency Management)

Hoover thanked his coworkers and stressed that he will continue to cheer on Colonial Heights emergency responders from the sidelines as he retires.

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