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Longtime Carl Junction Fire Chief Bill Dunn Retires

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CARL JUNCTION, MISSOURI -

Carl Junction Fire Chief Bill Dunn retires after 54 years of service, more than forty of them as Chief. He first started in 1961 and has since served in the position as a volunteer. Fire Chief Joseph Perkins is taking over now and will be paid. Perkins originally started in the department sixteen years ago, and says Dunn will have a lasting impact on the community.

"You know, he is Carl Junction. He's everything that makes this community great. Just his passion, you know, it's what makes a small town great is the caring when all the rest of the world seems like it's going haywire in your small town. You actually have people that truly care,” says Chief Perkins.

His colleagues say Dunn's taken the department a long way, expanding the small single station to four new stations.

A public retirement party will be held at the fire station on October 25th at 2pm.

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