Harrison Township Fire Chief announces retirement after 35 years

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Harrison Township fire chief Mark Lynch announced his retirement Monday. Chief Lynch spent 35 years with the township fire department beginning as a volunteer firefighter in 1987 and worked his way up the ranks being promoted to fire chief in 2007. His retirement will be effective July 1st.

“I have an incredibly good group of both men and women, “Lynch said. “I am leaving this department in rather good shape, there are are lot of plans in the works for the next couple years. I wish all the fire fighters and officers good luck in the future.”

Battalion chief Mike Crist will serve as interim fire chief as the township conducts a search for Lynch’s replacement. Crist began working with the Harrison Township Fire Department in 2001 as a part-time firefighter/EMT.