Oneonta, N.Y. -- The City of Oneonta announced that Oneonta Fire Chief Patrick Pidgeon will retire after 36 years with the city in March.
According to the release from the city, he served as a firefighter, crew leader, fire captain and eventually was promoted chief, a position he has held since 2010. Throughout his career, he has served in a variety of assignments including training, emergency medical services, fire prevention, and emergency management.
“My family has a long history of service to the city of Oneonta,” says Chief Pidgeon. He is the ninth member of his family to be a member of the Oneonta Fire Department.
Chief Pidegon's last day is March 25th.
This is the second high-profile retirement in the city. Just last month, Police Chief Douglas Brenner announced his retirement as well.