Logan Fire Chief Mark Meaker announces retirement

Logan Fire Chief Mark Meaker announced Saturday his intention to resign from his job, effective May 1. Meaker joined the Logan Fire Department in 2003 and came to Cache Valley from the Elk Grove, Calif. fire department. He announced his resignation in a letter addressed to Mayor Randy Watts, dated March 29. “I have always told myself that if I ever found I was at a point wherein I wasn’t enjoying the job, or sensed my enthusiasm was waning, I would gracefully step down and give someone else the opportunity to lead the department forward,” Meaker wrote. “I know in my heart that time has arrived.” Altogether, Meaker has spent 39 years in the fire service, including 13 as a fire chief. In his letter, Meaker said those years “are enough.” “The decision was made after conferring with my wife over the course of the last several months,” Meaker said. “I am sorry that I am unable to remain with you through your second term. “I hope you will understand and forgive me for departing earlier than we had both anticipated.” Meaker said that he will continue to live at his home in Providence and added he was looking “forward to spending more time with our ever growing number of grandchildren.” He also indicated that he and his wife, Nora, would be seeking opportunities to provide volunteer service both within his church and the community.

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