Calhoun assistant fire chief retires after over 39 years of service

July 18th, 2022 – 3:30 PM

WRGA Staff Reports –

Calhoun Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Chuck Poarch celebrated his last shift last Sunday as a member of B Shift. 

Chuck was hired into the department as a member of B Shift on March 3, 1983. He served the City of Calhoun for 39 years and 4 months, and has worked in many positions within the Department, including service as a Battalion Chief, and then on to Assistant Chief (with which he remained up to his retirement).

Chuck is married to his wife Kelly, and they have one son, Drew.

Fire Chief, Lenny Nesbitt, and the entire Calhoun Fire Department publically wished a very Happy and Well Deserved Retirement to Poarch and stated that his knowledge and dedication to the citizens of Calhoun will be greatly missed.

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