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Henry Schmidt

Firefighter finishes 40 years of service to NRFD

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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.

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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."

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