Phoenix Fire Chief Bob Khan is retiring.
Khan, who's been chief since 2006, says he wants to spend time with his ill father.
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Khan was initially hired as a firefighter in Phoenix in 1982 and also served as the department's spokesman for some time.
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He became chief in 2007, taking over for Alan Brunacini, who spent 28 years as Phoenix's fire chief.
Back in 2007, then-New Times writer Sarah Fenske wrote about Khan's first moves on the job, which included a reorganization that riled up some people within the department.
A city spokeswoman says the city manager will appoint an acting fire chief before Khan's retirement.