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Hoskins Honored at Retirement Ceremony
By Angie Talken, CT 04 01 19

On Wednesday, Kevin Hoskins ended his service with the Chillicothe Fire Department with a send-off that reflected his 40 years of dedicated service to the city. Just hours before the retirement ceremony, Hoskins once again answered the call of duty when he and fellow fire crews responded to a house fire just blocks from Calvary Church where fellow firefighters, city officials, and family later gathered to recognize him.


Members of the Chillicothe Fire Department's C Shift presented Kevin Hoskins with a shadow box of his memorabilia, a signed copy of their shift's group photo and more. CT Photo/Angie Talken

At the ceremony, Hoskins was recognized by fellow firefighters, state officials including Missouri State Fire Marshal Tim Bean, and those he worked beside at Hedrick Medical Center, city hall, and in the Chillicothe Fire Station. After an at times emotional ceremony, Hoskins thanked all of those who supported him throughout his career including his large family and co-workers.

Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Hoskins began his 40-year career on Sept 17, 1979, and served as an EMT,paramedic, firefighter, lieutenant, and was appointed assistant fire chief on April 1, 1986. In advance of his March 27 retirement, Mayor Reed Dupy signed a proclamation making March 27, 2019, Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Hoskins Day. Hoskins ended the ceremony by telling those gathered they would still see him around, "Well, unless I am out fishing."

Kevin Hoskins is presented a golden axe from Andy McLean, IAFF 2460 union vice president - Chillicothe Local Firefighters 2460. CT Photo/Angie Talken
Roze Frampton, city clerk, and Theresa Kelly, city auditor, present Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Hoskins with proclamations from the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate for his 40- year career and dedication to the residents of Chillicothe and the Chillicothe Fire Department. Mayor Reed Dupy also presented him a proclamation from the city for his service. CT Photo/Angie Talken

03/21/19 - In advance of his March 27 retirement, Mayor Reed Dupy has signed a proclamation making March 27, 2019, Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Hoskins Day. Hoskins joined the department nearly 40 years ago on September 17, 1979, and since has served as an EMT, parademic, firefighter, lieutenant and was appointed assistant fire chief on April 1, 1986. There will be a reception honoring Hoskins dedicated service to the City of Chillicothe from 2-4 p.m., on March 27 at Calvary Church.


CT PHOTO/ANGIE TALKEN

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