Iverson steps away as Breitung fire chief

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Bouquet: As of Dec. 14, Jeff Iverson has officially retired as chief of the Breitung Township Volunteer Fire Department. His retirement comes after 21 years serving as chief and 34 years total on the department. As well as being the chief, Jeff worked for Breitung Township’s Department of Public Works for 28 years before retiring from that position in 2018. Jeff has been involved in the Breitung Township and surrounding communities in more ways than one during the past 34 years, including serving as president of the Upper Peninsula Fire Chiefs Association, chairperson of the Dickinson County Local Emergency Planning Committee, chair of the County Fire Training Association, member of the Michigan Firefighters Association, the National Fire Protection Association and a member of the Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs board.

Now that he is retired, Jeff plans to spend more time with his 12-year-old grandson, Kyle, as well as other family and friends, and at camp.

The Charter Township of Breitung Fire Department, as well as the Board of Trustees, wishes Jeff Iverson a happy, healthy and rewarding retirement after being an experienced and knowledgeable public servant for many years.


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