Rockwood Fire Chief Mike Wertz, a city firefighter for several decades, is retiring after this week.
“I hired him when I was mayor the first time,” said Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller, whose first term as mayor was in the early 1990s.
“He’s been an excellent chief,” Miller said. “He’s brought a lot of knowledge to the fire department because he’s what you call a master firefighter.”
Wertz’s colleagues appreciate him, as well.