Jim Hovland said.
Sheerer lived in Edina, giving him a good sense of what the community wanted and was able to balance those needs, Police Chief Jeff Long said.
Long began working full time as a police officer the same year Sheerer became a full time firefighter in 1989. When he became police chief, Sheerer was great to have as a sounding board because he'd been there and faced the same issues as fire chief, Long said. The fire and police chief face the same challenges of budgeting, managing staff and facing public perception, and Sheerer was great Nike Lebron Soldier 9 Ohio State to have as a resource, he said.
"I didn't know him when he was 19, but it strikes me that his enthusiasm for working for his town, and his desire to become the most well educated and experienced professional he could be, never abated during all his years serving Edina," Mayor Nike Kyrie 1 Launch
And thank you to city of Edina residents and staff for trusting me to put the community's best interest first. It's been a long road with a lot of ups and downs, but, every day, I think about how lucky I am to work and live in Edina.
During Sheerer's tenure, there were two new buildings for his department and the hiring of the first female firefighter. Long noted that being a firefighter is difficult because they spend 24 hour shifts with each other. A lot of negativity and bickering can occur within the department, but Sheerer did a good job of positively connecting his staff, he said.
do today. A fire chief is only as good as the men and women who make up a fire department. I am very proud to have worked with all of you and to have kept Edina safe.
Sheerer took over as fire chief at a difficult time in the department it was in an older building and had a negative culture, Long said. He got the department heading in the right direction, Long said.
Sheerer began working with the Edina Fire Department as a volunteer paramedic/firefighter in 1981, according to EFD spokesman Jordan Gilgenbach. He became a full time paramedic/firefighter in 1989. He was promoted to fire lieutenant and captain before being named fire chief in 1999, according to Gilgenbach.
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Sheerer began his employment with the city of Edina 33 years ago, as a teenager working at Braemar Arena.
The following is a letter Sheerer wrote before his retirement:
Thank you to everyone for the warm wishes as I leave my employment. I am very lucky to leave the city of Edina with so many memories and life long friends. It feels like just yesterday that I started working at Braemar Arena and began volunteering for the Fire Department. The years have flown by and I am grateful to have spent my career serving Edina.
Hovland said. "He will be greatly missed in our community, but we wish him the best."
Fire Chief Marty Sheerer retires after 33
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