Fire Chief Heads 2 Departments— Air Base and Town

Issue 4 and Volume 128.

Fire Chief Heads 2 Departments— Air Base and Town features “Fire protection is a 24-hour-a-day responsibility,” says Reginald Royer, fire chief at Duluth, Minn., Air Force Base. He means it too, because in addition to his civil service position at the air base, Royer is also fire chief of the nearby Hermantown Volunteer Fire Department. Reg Royer has been involved in fire fighting for most of his adult life. As a marine in the mid ’40s, he learned to be a rescueman on aircraft carriers. After a brief break in service, he leaned more about fire fighting as a marine in the Korean War. When Royer came out of the Marine Corps the second time, he moved to Hermantown, where he joined the volunteer fire department in 1954. His military experience helped him land a lineman job in the Duluth AFB Fire Department and four years ago, Royer became chief…

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