A plaque was presented to Danbury Fire Chief Geoff Herald on Tuesday night at the City Council meeting, thanking him for his service to the Department. Herald told WLAD in early June that after 35 years he was getting ready to retire. Mayor Mark Boughton's father appointed Herald to the Department as a firefighter in 1979. Boughton called Herald a "fireman's fire chief" who has committed decades of service to the City.
Boughton says Herald has been able to build consensus in the department. He also touted his ability to understand the small things that go on, as well as the global picture.
The recognition thanked Herald for his years of dedicated service.
Boughton says when this City is faced with tragedy or an incident, Danbury firefighters work hard to fix the situation, make it a little better for those experiencing loss and to make sure residents are safe.