Laredo Fire Chief announces his retirement

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - After thirty years of service in the Laredo Fire Department, Chief Steve Landin is retiring.

Of those 30 years, for 12 of them he has served as fire chief and 15 as an emergency coordinator.

He says his retirement marks a bittersweet moment him. He is proud of the staff and department he has built.

Originally he says he was looking to retire in April of this year, but since a global pandemic came into the picture he decided to change his plans for May.

Chief Landin is considering his next steps. He says he has been approached by a major emergency management firm, and he also applied for a city management position in Austin and in Laredo.

Laredo Fire Chief Steve Landin

"Here in Laredo I did apply for assistant city manager. I feel the interview went well. There's a lot of very, very qualified and capable applicants.... I have not been offered any employment for the city."

He says he is still considering several options for his future.

The current Assistant Fire Chief Ramiro Elizondo will be named Interim Fire Chief.

We wish Landin nothing but the best of luck on his future endeavors.