Rochester Fire Chief to retire next month after 42 years of service
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ROCHESTER — After 42 years of devoted service to the community, Rochester Fire Chief Norman Sanborn is set to retire May 31.
Foster's Daily Democrat reported that Sanborn announced his retirement in a letter earlier this month.
Sanborn started as an on-call firefighter in 1975 and was hired full time in July of 1977. He rose through the ranks of captain, deputy chief and assistant chief, eventually being named chief in 2005 after the retirement of former chief Mark Dellner.
Sanborn told Foster's that he plans to spend more time with his three grandchildren, continue to coach track at Spaulding High School and visit friends once he hangs up his helmet.