He protected the community for 33 years, now this first responder is retiring

Kootenai County Fire and Rescue recognized the dedication of a first responder who spent 33 years protecting the community.

On Monday, Captain Todd Amende served his last shift at Station 4. His career started in 1986 with Kootenai County Fire Protection District 1. His retirement will be effective April 18, 2019 from KCFR, according to an online post.

Capt. Amende served as a fire officer, rescue technician, EMT and hazardous material technician during his decades of public service.

Coworkers hosted an open house recently with colleagues, family and friends to celebrate his retirement.

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