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Posted on: December 14, 2017
[ARCHIVED] Lieutenant Todd Messer Retires
Todd Messer retired from the Fire Department on October 31st after over 30 years of service.
|Todd began his firefighting career in 1994 as a paid-on-call firefighter but, what many people don't know is that Todd joined the Fire Explorer program in 1987 and worked as an office assistant beginning in 1991.
Throughout his career with Fridley Todd had an interest in educating firefighters and people in the community. In addition to coordinating training for the Fridley firefighters, Todd served as an instructor for the Anoka County Fire Academy, teaching courses for ten academy classes that produced over 200 graduates. Todd is well known throughout the community as an educator participating in Safety Camp since its conception in 1995 and leading the Fire Department portion of the Police Citizen's Academy among other activities. Todd also served as a Hazardous Material Technician on the North Metro Hazardous Material Team and finished his firefighting career as a Lieutenant at Station 3.
Todd's passion for the fire service and the community will be missed in the Fridley Fire Department but, we expect his passion for helping community members to be visible for many years to come.