Fire Chief Williams to retire at the end of 2019

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Dave Williams has surpassed his goal as being Dawn Euphemia’s Fire Chief for a decade.
Williams sent in his resignation letter to council, and with great regret, council accepted his resignation at the end of 2019.
A lifetime resident of Dawn Euphemia, Williams spent 28 years on the department, 12 of them as chief. He told The Independent it was time for a new chief, however he wants to continue on serving as a volunteer for a few more years.
He says his dad said, if you have time to complain about something, you have time to fix it.
He says he wasn’t much for politics, so he decided to help the community in a different way. Williams says the highlight of serving was restoring life in an emergency.
Williams is one of the four original members of the fire department.
Ernie and Keith Kramer and Stanley Burrell joined Williams as his retirement was announced July 2.
The chief says the entire group is very close-knit although they have their differences, they always pull together.
Mayor Alan Broad thanked the chief for his time and marked the occasion with a certificate of thanks, saying, “we have mixed feelings on accepting these things.”