Usually when people turn 100, they’re no longer active in their profession, however, Curtis Kennedy is anything but usual.
He recently celebrated his 100th birthday, but Kennedy – an original fire commissioner for the McLeansville Fire Department when it began in 1951 – still plays an active role as a fire commissioner for the department.
On Thursday, Sept. 15, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners plans to honor the energetic centenarian.
Earlier this year, the McLeansville Fire Department showed its appreciation for Kennedy soon after he turned 100.
Kennedy graduated from Rankin High School in Greensboro and enlisted in the Navy during World War II. He later went to work for the Guilford County Planning Department as an electrical inspector and eventually became the director of inspectors.
He also provided valuable input for the State of North Carolina’s Fire Prevention Code.