// The below article is being reproduced with the permission of the author Chief Dennis Rubin.
Dennis L. Rubin is the principal partner in the fire protection-consulting firm D.L.
Rubin & Associates. His experience in the fire and rescue service spans
more than 35 years. He has served as a company officer,
command level officer, or fire chief in several major cities, including Dothan,
Alabama; Norfolk, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; and Washington, D.C. He served on
several committees with the International Association of Fire Chiefs, including
a two-year term as the Health and
Safety Committee chair. He is a graduate of University of Maryland
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Saying Good-bye: The Hostile Takeover
By Dennis L. Rubin
“All good things must come to an end”; this well-worn anonymous saying dates all the way back to the year 1374, and it certainly describes my career. The conclusion of one’s chosen career is often a “good ending.” The end of most “watches” is well planned and greatly anticipated. However, in some cases, the ending could be a surprise and abrupt. Regardless of how “the last day of work” arrives, it will happen, and it will be time to hang up the fire helmet and move on to the next station in life.