Bishop's Fire Chief Ray Seguine has announced his intention to retire effective December 30, 2017. Seguine, who has served the citizens of the Bishop area since December 27, 1999 said, "My wife Karye and I have achieved retirement eligibility and have decided to begin the next chapter of our lives. Serving this great volunteer fire department and community has been extremely rewarding and a true pleasure.
A joint statement issued by City Administrator Jim Tatum, on behalf of the City Council and Mike Holland on behalf of the Rural Fire Commissioners said, "Ray has brought a high level of professionalism to our exceptional volunteer department and has made significant accomplishments in the areas of firefighter training, improved equipment and safety procedures. He has become an integral player in our community, finding a replacement won't be easy. We wish Ray and Karye many happy years of retirement." Tatum and Holland went on to explain, an extensive search for a new Chief is about to begin utilizing the services of Ralph Andersen & Associates, the same firm responsible for the very successful recruitment of Police Chief, Ted Stec.