• 66°

Rowan County EMS Division Battalion Chief Bob Turner to retire

Retiring

Bob Turner

SALISBURY — After 28 years serving the Rowan County, Emergency Services EMS Division Battalion Chief Robert “Bob” Turner has announced he will retire Nov. 28.

“We have seen lots of change and progression in my 28 years,” Turner said.

“I have made many friends within the EMS, fire and emergency services community. I will remember these people as long as I live. They are the ones who inspired me to work in the industry,” he said. “No one does this for the money but the satisfaction of helping others. EMS has become a family to each of us.”

Turner began his tenure with Rowan County EMS in October 1989 as a part-time emergency medical technician. He transferred to full-time status in March 1991 as an EMT intermediate. Turner was promoted to battalion chief in March 1992 and received his paramedic certification in 1993 when Rowan County EMS became an Advanced Life Support Paramedic Department.

Turner served in the Marine Corps from 1972 to 1974. He worked for Lowe’s home improvement from 1978 to 1984 and opened the first Lowe’s in Salisbury.

“Chief Turner has been a mentor to many in our department during his tenure,” said Rowan County Emergency Services Chief Frank Thomason. “We will miss his guidance and leadership that has helped to move the department forward in a positive manner. I sincerely appreciate his support to the county and emergency services and wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement.”

Bob has been a big part the EMS system for many years and his retirement leaves a significant void of experience and skills that will be difficult to replace,” said EMS Division Chief Lennie Cooper. “I wish him well in retirement but I also look forward to his continued contributions as a member of our auxiliary program.”

A retirement reception for Turner will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Rowan County Cooperative Extension Building, 2727 Old Concord Road.

Comments

Nation/World

Pared-down infrastructure bill’s price tag: $1.2 trillion

Business

More than 40 employers slated to attend West End Plaza job fair

News

Annual state farm bill nears final approval by lawmakers

News

After Senate rejection, Cooper picks new environment leader

East Spencer

East Spencer adopts $5.46 million budget with no tax hike; federal funding will help improve water system

Education

RSS ranks fourth in state for career, technical credential attainment, beating Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Nation/World

Death toll likely to rise after collapse of Florida condo

Davie

Three Rivers Land Trust conserves 250 acres of land in Davie County

Coronavirus

Biden makes stop in Raleigh for vaccination event

Business

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College unveils tenants, training partners at Advanced Technology Center

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with drug, assault crimes

Local

City of Salisbury to resume normal operations, return to in-person council meetings

Local

Dreams of flight become reality at ASCEND summer camp

Local

Base salary for SPD officers increases to nearly $42,000 next week

News

‘He loved people:’ Larry Ford leaves behind legacy of legal achievement, community service

Local

Statewide pickleball tournament at Catawba College in September expected to draw hundreds of visitors

Local

Resources still available for those dealing with lingering impacts of pandemic

Education

Shoutouts: Misenheimer completes master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College

Education

State expands Principal of the Year to charter schools

High School

All-county baseball team: Norris Award winner Honeycutt made the most of a dozen games

Education

Partners in learning raises $3.2 million for new facility

Education

Tar Heel Boys State creates miniature government at Catawba College

News

NC medical marijuana legalization gets hearing in Senate

News

N. Carolina bill ending extra $300 benefits heads to Cooper