Charlie Logan recently retired from the City of Russellville with 26 years of service. He retired as a firefighter for the Russellville City Fire Department where he spent the last 20 years of his career. Before becoming a firefighter Logan worked in the city’s water and sewer departments.
“I became a firefighter when an opportunity for advancement came along,” said Logan. “I wanted to help the community and becoming a firefighter was the avenue I chose.”
When Logan officially retired Jan. 1, 2016, he had between 2,000-3,000 hours of training with the fire department. He retired as a Captain and was an instrumental part of a team who put their lives on the line and call it a days work. Many times firefighters have to spend countless hours away from family and friends living in the fire station, waiting for that call where they are needed to help others. It’s not an easy career, but it’s a very rewarding one said Logan.
“The last 20 years have been very fulfilling. It has been challenging at times, but for the most part I have to say it’s been rewarding,” Logan said. “I’ve enjoyed working with the public and that is what I will miss most.”
Logan can’t say enough about the Russellville City Fire Department and his fellow firefighters. He said Russellville has one of the best fire departments around, and he has worked with a great bunch of guys over the years.
“I’m going to spend time with my family,” said Logan when asked what now? “I’m going to raise my kids. I’m not sure what will come after that,” chucked the retired fireman.
Charlie and his wife Karen live in Russellville. They have three children, Rachel, Hannah and Noah.
The fire department held a retirement party for Logan at the station on Dec. 31, 2015, where he was honored for his service.
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