Logan City Fire Chief Jeff Peterson has announced he will retire next month, ending a 34-year career in firefighting.
In a press release, the city announced Peterson’s retirement will be effective March 15. A nationwide search will be conducted to find his replacement.
Peterson is a native of Smithfield, where he still makes his home. He began working in firefighting as a volunteer in Smithfield for seven-years. He later served as Deputy Chief for Cache County for 11-years. He started with Logan City in 2001 and has served as Department Chief since 2011.
Logan City Mayor Craig Petersen called Peterson a great leader, friend and team player. “He has been passionate in his advocacy for the department, but consistently supportive of the other department heads,” said Mayor Petersen. “Jeff’s wise counsel and good humor have been greatly appreciated. The decision to resign is Chief Peterson’s. I continue to support him and would have enjoyed working with him as long as I am mayor.”
Assistant Chief Craig Humphreys will serve as Interim Chief, until a replacement is hired.
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