This weekend, South Bruce Peninsula Fire Chief Dan Robinson officially retires.
It ends a 39-year career with the last 10 as head of the town's volunteer fire department.
Robinson was recognized for his service with the municipality by council on June 4th and he says retirement is bittersweet.
He says he's excited about the retirement prospect but he knows it will create a void in his life as well.
However Robinson has some plans to fill that void by playing a lot more golf and getting to those chores around the house that he's put off for years because of work and family.
Robinson says the town has been very welcoming to his family and he has no regrets about moving to South Bruce Peninsula 10-years ago.
Normand Beauchamp replaces Robinson this coming Monday, and Robinson had a bit of advice.
He says, "It's a small town....there's a real brotherhood up here so you have to be careful how you treat people because everybody finds out about it."
Beauchamp comes into the position with 28 years of experience, including 19 as a fire chief.
Most recently, Beauchamp served as Fire Chief for the City of Timmins.