The County Fire Chief Riggins said goodbye to the department after 41 years of service

Macon, GA – All we can say is thank you for your service Chief Marvin Riggins. Laugh and joy were present in the county Fire Department yesterday as the community wishes Chief Marvin Riggins a happy retirement. The Macon-Bibb Fire Department officially announced Riggins’s retirement after fighting fires over the last four decades.

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said that he and Riggins became good friends over the years. He calls Riggins the epitome of a public servant.

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said:

“He is just a great citizen, a great representative, a great fire chief which has been certainly noted in his accolades in the state and on a national level.” 

Chief Riggins says retiring feels bittersweet and one of his biggest accomplishments was helping make Macon-Bibb Fire Department a class one department. He also mentioned his honor to work with such an amazing group of men and women. He has one last piece of advice before retirement.

The county Fire Chief Riggins said:

“Stay focused. Stay focused on the mission of this organization. Stay focused on the people. Stay focused on making sure we can have a service delivered that is absolutely spectacular.” 

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