Jonesboro firefighter retires after 20-plus years

Jonesboro firefighter retires after 20-plus years

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Fire Department held a party Tuesday night to say goodbye to someone who served the community for more than 20 years.

The retirement party was held for Battalion Chief Michael Stallings who has been with the JFD since March 1987.

"As much influence as Mike has had on the department and the direction that we go, I also fully believe he has had bigger, more impact on the members of this department," Chief Kevin Miller said.

Stallings said once you join the JFD, you're there to stay.

"It satisfies a need to help others," Chief Stallings said. "And once you've experienced helping someone, you'll forevermore be in service."

Stallings spent 20 years as a chief officer with the JFD.

He said what he hopes he takes away are all the relationships he's formed there over the years.

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