Kirksville Fire Assistant Chief Marc Jefferson retired after 40 years of service to the citizens of Kirksville, Adair County, and firefighters around Missouri. Jefferson is the last of the founding fathers of Local 2952 to retire from Kirksville Fire. Jefferson climbed through the ranks holding the titles of Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief and Assistant Chief of Training. Jefferson has also been part of the the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute’s Winter Fire School command staff for many years. On Friday during his retirement ceremony, Assistant Chief Jefferson was presented awards from Missouri State Fire Marshal Tim Bean, Firefighters Association of Missouri, Kirksville Professional Firefighters, Kirksville Fire Department and The City Of Kirksville.