Plainview Fire Chief, Rusty Powers, will retire in June after serving 28 years in the Plainview Fire Department.

Powers first began his career there in 1990 as a firefighter and paramedic. He would go on to serve as equipment operator, lieutenant, and captain. He was finally promoted to Fire Chief in January 2009.

In a public statement, Powers thanked his family and community for supporting him over the years. “I want to thank my wife, Missy, and all of my family for their support for all these years.  The sacrifices and missed family events is something that every firefighter, as well as their families have to deal with," Powers said. "I also want to thank all the current and past City Council members and the City management team that I have worked so closely with, it has been great working within such a team.  Finally, I want to thank the citizens of Plainview for their support and trust.”

A come and go reception for Powers will be held on June 1st, the day of his retirement, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Fire Station 3 in Plainview.