Prescott Fire Marshal and Chief Don Devenporf has retired after 37 years!
Prescott FD celebrated his career Friday night with a "multitude of ceremonial axes." These axes are very symbolic to the department. One axe with a note that says, "Thank you for your 37 years of Excellence in Service and Dedication to the citizens of Prescott." Another axe was presented by the Prescott Fire Captain and the vice president of the firefighter's union Local 3066 from Prescott, Jim Kennedy. Another axe was presented from the department's personnel.
A release from the department says the last axe was "mounted and ornamented with a red line as well as a blue line representing Devendorf's dedication to the two public safety branches. The plaque also displayed a fire department patch which was in use when he joined in 1983 as well as contemporary patches from both the fire and police departments."