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County Fire District 10 chief plans for June retirement


Last updated 4/11/2019 at 5:21pm

Spokane County Fire District 10 chief Nick Scharff is one of those rare firefighters who stays with one department their entire career. Now, after nearly 44 years, the end of that career is approaching with Scharff planning to retire in June.

Scharff became a volunteer firefighter with Spokane County Fire District 10 (SCFD10) in 1976 when he was just 18. At that time, the department was dispatched via a phone tree.

“A dispatcher who worked from their own home would call your home to dispatch you to a call,” Scharff said in an email. “Shortly after, 911 was made a reality.”

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