Fire Chief Larry Reilly will retire this June after four decades with the Norwalk Fire Department.
“It’s been 42 years and I turned 65 in March so I think it’s a good time go,” Reilly said. “I’ve enjoyed the 42 years working with people in the department and working for the people in Norwalk but it’s time to move on.”
Reilly, whose contract expires June 1, said he informed the city’s Board of Fire Commissioners in February that he planned to retire rather than seek a renewal of his contract. He said he informed senior staff at the Fire Department in March.
His history with the department goes back many years. Reilly began on Dec. 11, 1975. He was appointed to the position of acting fire chief after Fire Chief Denis McCarthy left at the end of September 2015 to head the Fairfield Fire Department.