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  • Writer's pictureHannah Weikel

Tiburon native, fire Capt. Rod Stewart, set to retire after 35 years of service

From his understated leadership to his expertise on Fireboat Tiburon to the calls he makes to check in on his staff on their days off, Tiburon Fire Protection District Capt. Rod Stewart (far right) will be missed when he retires next month after a 35-year firefighting career. Starting as a local volunteer firefighter at age 18, the Tiburon native worked his way up the district’s ranks and became a captain in 2017. He has spent nearly his entire career in Tiburon, with a short four-year stint at the San Francisco Fire Department, and has traveled across California on strike-team assignments to battle the state’s worsening wildfires. “I’ve always felt blessed that I landed this job. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else,” Stewart says. “No two days are alike — the daily challenges are really exciting.” After more than three decades, Stewart’s last day will be March 17.

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