Bob Corbin is hanging up his boots and helmet after 36 years as a volunteer on the Barnesville Fire Department. He is shown with a plaque honoring his dedication. Pictured (l-r): Fire Chief Bob Smith, Corbin and Assistant Fire Chief Tim Hall. Corbin was honored with a celebration by his fellow fire fighters on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Corbin said it is easier and safer for fire fighters now.

"It has been a lot of fun," Corbin said. "I think I have been to every major fire in town." "Now, when the fire whistle blows, I can let someone else take care of it."