Janesville Fire Department Battalion Chief Scott Running retired Dec. 29 after a 32-year career with the city.

Running began working for the city in 1985 as an intern at City Hall while he worked on his bachelor’s degree in public policy and administration.

Janesville’s street department hired him later in 1985, and he spent five years there before becoming a firefighter. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2011, captain in 2013 and battalion chief in 2014.

Running also was a member of the dive, hazardous materials and technical rescue teams. He has been a licensed paramedic for more than 22 years and has served in many capacities, including on the fire department’s safety committee and the city’s employee recognition committee.

During his retirement, he plans to make up for time away from his family and travel more often with his wife. He also hopes to continue his work as a safety officer on Wisconsin’s Urban Search & Rescue Team.

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