Fayette County Fire Chief and Public Safety Director Allen McCullough has announced his retirement after 31 years of service.
Chief McCullough announced, "It has been a wonderful opportunity to serve the Fayette community for the last 31 years in a leadership role for Fire and Emergency Services as well as Public Safety."
McCullough began in his service in 1983 as the Director of Emergency Medical Services and was eventually appointed as Fire Chief and Director of Public Safety in 2006.
His retirement will be effective July 1.
"I am presently exploring several different opportunities which have been presented to me,” said McCullough. “My goal is to continue to serve others, particularly in the area of emergency medicine, education and healthcare and will announce my decision in the coming month."
McCullough’s duties include supervision of Command Staff of Fire Services, EMS, Emergency Management, 911 Communications, Animal Control and the Marshal's Office. “They are the most dedicated, compassionate and professional group of men and women that a Director could have under their command,” said McCullough. “I leave Fire and Emergency Services and the Division of Public Safety in very capable hands.”
“We appreciate Chief McCullough’s service to Fayette County and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” said County Administrator Steve Rapson.