Fairfield Fire Chief Richard Felner to retire after 55 years

Chief Richard Felner asked the Fire Commission yesterday

Chief Richard Felner asked the Fire Commission yesterday not to renew his contract.

FAIRFIELD - Fairfield's fire chief is stepping down after 55-years with the department.

Chief Richard Felner asked the Fire Commission yesterday not to renew his contract.

Felner was pivotal in helping Fairfield join the International Association of Firefighters Union back in the early 60s.

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