The Rockwood Fire Department is mourning the death of assistant fire chief Rondal McNeal.
He died from cancer on Tuesday.
Rockwood Fire Chief Mike Wertz said the loss has been difficult for the station.
“Everybody is just trying to stay strong for his family,” he said.
Wertz said McNeal had been employed with the city of Rockwood since 1972.
He started out in the street department before moving to the fire department.