Longtime executive assistant chief Homer Robertson retired from the Fort Worth Fire Department on July 1.

On July 7, city workers, emergency medical technicians, police officers and firefighters gathered at the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex Administration, 505 W. Felix St., to celebrate the assistant chief’s career.

Robertson helped found the Texas A&M Task Force-1, a search and rescue team, and introduced Texas to the terroristic threat of “Fire as a Weapon” in collaboration with the New York City Fire Department.

Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker presented Robertson with a firefighter axe and encased badges for his retirement.

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. Contact him by email or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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Cristian ArguetaSoto

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. He can be reached at cristian.arguetasoto@fortworthreport.org or (817) 317-6991.