Firefighter finishes 40 years of service to NRFD
For the past 40 years, Henry Schmidt has helped fight most of the fires in the area.
Now Schmidt, 65, is hanging up his firefighter boots and heading into retirement.
Schmidt, assistant fire chief of the New Richmond Fire Department, began his volunteer career in 1970 at the age of 25.
"I don't really know why I joined," Schmidt said. "It wasn't to save the world or anything like that. I just thought it looked like it could be enjoyable."