Fire Marshal Jim Dykens retires today from the Bullhead City Fire Department after about 17 years there and more than four decades in fire service overall. The BCFD held a retirement party on Dec. 10 but officially announced Dykens’ retirement Monday. “Chief Dykens stated that he leaves with mixed emotions, but is looking forward to retirement,” according to a news release. He’s retiring “knowing he will greatly miss the fire service.” Dykens was in the United States Air Force when he began his firefighting career in 1977. He was an active-duty firefighter for eight years, then continued as a civilian firefighter for nine more years. During that time he served in Nevada, Utah, Washington, Alaska, Mississippi and England.