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Kalamazoo-area firefighter retires after 57 years on the job


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- After 57 years as a firefighter, Bob Dunfield is hanging up the helmet and the hose.  He retired Thursdayday from the Comstock Township Fire Department, the third department of his career.

Dunfield started with the Kalamazoo Township Fire Department at age 17 in the 1950s, and worked as a firefighter for the City of Kalamazoo for two decades as well.  His father, Ivan, was a Kalamazoo Township firefighter from 1940 to 1965 and Dunfield had four brothers, two brothers-in-law and two nephews also work in the fire service.