NOME (AP) --Nome Volunteer Fire Department Chief Doug Doyle is retiring after 30 years with the department.
Doyle turned his in resignation to the Nome Common Council and said his last day will be Jan. 8. He told the Nome Nugget he will pursue other interests in Oregon.
He and his wife, Claudia, grew up in Nome.
''I'm apprehensive about it,'' Doyle said of his departure. ''This is my home. The only two places I've every lived are here and in Vietnam.
Doyle said he plans to spend summers at the family's home in Council northeast of Nome.
Doyle joined the department in September 1970 and was elected chief in 1999. He will be replaced by Wesley Perkins.
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