Auburn's First Female Firefighter Retires

In January of 1999, the Auburn Fire Department hired Janeen Ruge as their first female firefighter. Twenty-one years later, after forging a path for others to follow and passing along a wealth of…


Battalion Chief Parry Boogard Retires after 38 Years of Service

After 38 years of service to the Algona, Auburn and Pacific communities, Battalion Chief Parry Boogard is retiring. Boogard began his fire service career in 1974, serving as a volunteer…


Upton and Olson Retire

Assistant Fire Marshal Upton and Deputy Chief Olson Retire

Two long-time employees of the VRFA have retired. Assistant Fire Marshal Larry Upton spent 37 years in the fire service and Deputy Chief Kevin Olson served 28 years. See Larry's full press release.…