Fortuna Fire's 'Fearless Leader' Set to Retire


With the end of 2021, comes the end of an era for the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department, which will be bidding Chief Lon Winburn goodbye tomorrow after 37 years of service.

Winburn, who has served as chief since 2005, will be feted at noon in the main station on his last day, with the public welcome to drop by to say, "Happy retirement."

"We can’t thank him enough for all his years of service to the department," the FVFD Facebook post reads. "We hope you enjoy your well-deserved retirement, Chief Lon!"

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