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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

McGowan to retire as district chief

Led District No. 6 for 35 years


Last updated 10/26/2023 at 10:08am

Drew Lawson

Retiring Fire District No. 6 Chief Scott McGowan stands outside the fire station in Harrington where he'll be hanging up his Chief boots and hat.

HARRINGTON - The longtime chief of Fire District No. 6 informed his district he'll be retiring soon. Scott McGowan is stepping away from his role after 35 years as District chief.

McGowan has been a fireman with the District for 39 years, almost simultaneous to his 40 years with the city as maintenance superintendent.

"I started just after the ash cleanup (from Mt. St. Helens," McGowan said.

He said he's retiring due to health issues and "not doing what I should be doing."

Brandon Larmer will be the acting District chief in McGowan's absence. But the longtime chief plans to stick around...

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