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Bremen firefighters celebrate retirement

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The Bremen community got together to say thanks to three retired fire-fighters.

Among them? Former Chief Jerry Lanning.

Lanning never planned to be part of the fire department, but decades ago, his barber needed someone to fill in as a volunteer fire-fighter.

Lanning agreed. That eventually lead him to a 23-year run as Bremen's Fire Chief.

"Bremen is a small town, everybody knows everybody, so when you go out it's not like a big city fire where you fight a fire and you don't know the people. More than likely somebody on the Fire Department knew who was involved and that makes it personal," says Lanning.

Lanning says his retirement plans include lots of golf and some fishing.  

The celebration also honored Jeff Johnson and Chris Stine for their years of service to the department.

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