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Chaney set to retire in January after 30 years with department

Breckenridge Fire Department Chief, Calvin Chaney, will retire in January after 30 years of service to the department and community. His last day in the position will be Jan. 7, 2022.

According to a BFD Facebook post, Chaney will be taking a new position with the Texas Commission of Fire Protection, beginning Jan. 10, 2022.

“I have worked here for 30 years, and this job offer came open with the State,” the post states. “I applied and was offered the job (Dec. 16).”

Chaney, a Breckenridge-native, began his career as a volunteer firefighter in 1991. He then moved from a volunteer position to being chief of the department in Breckenridge. In an interview with the Breckenridge American in October, he said the fire chief role encompasses many jobs within its title.

“I had to pick up code enforcement. I had to pick up electrical inspections, plumbing inspections, heat and air inspections, building inspections, fire inspections. So it’s a lot that we do and I try to disseminate that between the firemen to let them have some of that and I do have other fire investigators (and) other fire inspectors. So they split that quite a bit, but all of the building inspections, that’s still on me,” he said.

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Breckenridge American

114 East Elm Street

PO Box 871

Breckenridge, Texas 76424

Phone: (254) 559-5412
Fax: (940) 228-0589