Yakima Fire Chief Bob Stewart retired from the fire department Tuesday.
Stewart spent his whole firefighting career right here in Yakima, a total of 30 years. He was a lieutenant, shift captain, training captain, deputy chief and then became chief in June 2014.
Although he's taking many years of experience with him, Stewart said the department will get along just fine without him.
"The department is so strong and so capable that I can step away and there won't be any difference, except I'll miss it tremendously," he said.
During his time with the Yakima Fire Department, Stewart said the biggest change he noticed was safety.