Battalion Chief to Retire

The Columbus Fire Department (CFD) has announced the retirement of Battalion Chief Terry Whitis, a 33-year veteran of the department.

Whitis, who joined the department in 1989, rose through the ranks earning officer promotions to Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain before being promoted to Battalion Chief in 2016. He is also a state-certified Paramedic and Hazardous Materials Technician.

The long-time public servant retires from his current post at fire station # 1 as the highest ranking officer of Battalion A. The official retirement date for Battalion Chief Whitis is today (August 5th).