The Durand community is honoring the life and legacy of its former fire chief. Larry “Pit” Plumer led the department for more than three decades.
“Pit was a lifelong member of the Durand Fire Department,” said Jamey King, the current fire chief for the Durand Fire Department. “He had 56 years of service. 32 years of those were chief.....He helped found the ambulance and get that started. He was the ambulance director for many years.”
For King, who’s been the fire chief for six years now, he said: “When I came here, everybody said I had big boots to fill, and I did have big boots to fill, but Pit was right with me the whole time mentoring me and forming me into--and keeping our great department we still have.”
Pit also had an impact on the life of the fire department’s chaplain Daniel Pfaffe says.