Phoenix Fire Chief Bob Khan Retiring

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Phoenix Fire Chief Bob Khan is retiring.

Khan, who's been chief since 2006, says he wants to spend time with his ill father.

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Khan was initially hired as a firefighter in Phoenix in 1982 and also served as the department's spokesman for some time.

He became chief in 2007, taking over for Alan Brunacini, who spent 28 years as Phoenix's fire chief.

Back in 2007, then-New Times writer Sarah Fenske wrote about Khan's first moves on the job, which included a reorganization that riled up some people within the department.

A city spokeswoman says the city manager will appoint an acting fire chief before Khan's retirement.

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shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Maybe we can convince him to run for Sheriff.


Wouldn't that be a refreshing change?

Seriously, I have nothing but admiration for what he is doing which is to step down in order to spend time with his father who is in the stage of Alzheimer's where he may soon be unable to recognize his son. 

I have been taking care of a a family member for the same reason and she finally reached the stage where she couldn't remain safely at home and had to go to an assisted living facility. It can be a hard road to travel with someone you love. Anyway

PROPS TO YOU BOB FOR DOING THE HONORABLE THING!



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