Fire Official Retires After 30 Years

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A Rockford fire-fighter who spent more than three decades saving lives says it’s time to turn in his equipment.

District Chief Charles Martini said goodbye to his colleagues during a retirement celebration at the department today. Martini say she’s going to miss the job and tells us he has developed a lot of memories over the last 37 years, including countless rescues during hundreds if not thousands of fires. Martini says he will still stay involved in the field.


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