• Bill Raines

Bedford Firefighter Jeff Key Retires After Serving City of Bedford for 32.5 Years

Updated: Feb 27

BEDFORD (February 27, 2022) - The National Guard Armory Sunday afternoon was a time of celebration for a rewarding career for newly retired Bedford firefighter Jeff Key.


(Jeff Key sits on the bleachers at Parkview Primary Elementary School last October, waiting for the students to appear as this was his last Fire Prevention Program)


Former firefighters, City of Bedford employees, and community members came to congratulate him on his retirement.


(Jeff Key with Bedford Firefighters at today's Retirement Celebration)


Key's last shift was this morning; after dedicating his life to the City of Bedford. Key went up the ranks in the department. This including being Battalion Chief and retiring as a Lieutenant he finished his career at Bedford Fire Station #2 on the city's northside.




" I love my job, this what makes it very difficult about leaving. I love service, loved serving this county, and the people of Bedford," said Key.


(Firefighter Key works a vehicle extrication in November 2020 on John Williams Blvd.)


Jeff Key went to Parkview as a young man, and this year's fire prevention was finished at Parkview Elementary. " I love fire doing the fire prevention, I was happy we got to do it in person this year," Key added.


Join the Lawrence County Zephyr in congratulating firefighter Key on a job well done.



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