After 38 years of service to the community of Fern Creek , our first paid fire Chief, has retired. Words cannot express the gratitude we have for his leadership and guidance. Over his time as Chief our department has evolved from a strictly volunteer into a combination department. He over saw the hiring of our first paid firefighters, the building of a new firehouse, and the purchases of several pieces of apparatus. He has built our department into what it is today and is the reason we can provide Fern Creek with some of the best fire protection in the state. Thank you Chief Schmidt for your lifetime of service. We hope you enjoy your well deserved retirement.