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Friday, 14 August 2015 14:15

Turlock Bids Farewell to Fire Chief Tim Lohman

Written by  Sabrina Rodriguez
Turlock Bids Farewell to Fire Chief Tim Lohman Courtesy of Turlock Fire Department
Turlock bid its Fire Chief farewell as Friday was Tim Lohman’s last day with the City of Turlock.

City Officials, family, friends, and members of the community gathered at Turlock’s Fire Station 1 on Friday to celebrate Lohman’s retirement and acknowledge his many years of service as a firefighter.

“I want to thank the citizens of Turlock for their support for the Turlock Fire Department. Today is my last day working for the City of Turlock, and it has been a privilege serving my hometown for the past 35 years,” Lohman stated on the City of Turlock Fire Department page. “Stay safe, and keep our firefighters in your thoughts as they continue to serve this community."

Lohman announced in May that he would be leaving the Turlock Fire Department effective Aug. 15 to take over as the chief executive officer of the Northern Merced Hulling Association (NMHA).

“I have been very fortunate to achieve all of my career aspirations in the fire service, and after 35 years of working for the Fire Department, I felt it was time to move on and try something else,” Lohman told TurlockCityNews.com back in May.

Chief Lohman started his fire service career as a volunteer firefighter with the City of Turlock on July 1, 1980. He was hired as a full-time firefighter on Dec. 1, 1983. During his career, he has served as Fire Engineer, Fire Captain, Battalion Chief, Division Chief of Training, Division Chief of Operations, and for the last 4 ½ years as Fire Chief.

Lohman took over as interim Fire Chief on July 1, 2010 when Chief Mark Langley retired. He was then appointed Fire Chief on March 1, 2011, by City Manager Roy Wasden.

“In addition to firefighting I have also been farming almonds since 1989, and I wanted to try a second career in agriculture,” said Lohman.

On Aug. 17, he will be taking over as the CEO of the Northern Merced Hulling Association (NMHA) for Don Harcksen, who plans to retire in April 2016, according to Lohman.

“I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from some great people during my time with Turlock, and I will take those lessons with me as I start a new job,” said Lohman.

The City of Turlock is currently searching for Lohman’s replacement and had published a job posting stating the expected pay to be $10,026 to $12,187 monthly, with excellent benefits.

On Aug. 11, the Turlock City Council approved budgeting $25,000 for the retention of a recruitment firm to conduct an executive recruitment for the position of Fire Chief.

Comments (26)

  1. Who cares

The city bids farewell to fire chief and bids hello to fat pension payouts to someone who probably didn't earn it compared to non government jobs.
Just wait until the economy crashes, the ol' chief won't be gettin those checks.
Keep letting your...

The city bids farewell to fire chief and bids hello to fat pension payouts to someone who probably didn't earn it compared to non government jobs.
Just wait until the economy crashes, the ol' chief won't be gettin those checks.
Keep letting your labor get taxed slaves.

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  1. Guest

Tim Lohman is a joke, just another one of turlocks corrupt officials that gets heavy pockets and ignores actual issues we have on hand. He is about as useless as Roy Wasden and Robert Jackson. This town is in the weeds! Farewell Lohman, you will...

Tim Lohman is a joke, just another one of turlocks corrupt officials that gets heavy pockets and ignores actual issues we have on hand. He is about as useless as Roy Wasden and Robert Jackson. This town is in the weeds! Farewell Lohman, you will not be missed.

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  1. lots of money going out

Fujita-Langley-Lohman. Just those pennsions alone how much does that cost a month turlockers. Plus paying a new chief monthly wages. support your local fire fighters #2434.

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  1. Sosieth bought & sold

The fire fighters union spent tons of $$$ to buy Sosieth, Bublak, & DeHart. Why are you surprised. The "Kid" is a drunk, who thinks he's climbing the political food chain. What happened to the new chief, the city was supposed to hire? Did he have...

The fire fighters union spent tons of $$$ to buy Sosieth, Bublak, & DeHart. Why are you surprised. The "Kid" is a drunk, who thinks he's climbing the political food chain. What happened to the new chief, the city was supposed to hire? Did he have some ghosts in his career closet? What was he hiding? I'm sure the whole mess will cost the city (taxpayers) more money!

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  1. Wasting More Money

What ever happened to the big investigation on the Turlock Chamber? Wasn't there lots of money missing? I think it was all made up so Sosieth & Bublak could get rid of Sharon Silva because the Chamber didn't support them. I predict there will be...

What ever happened to the big investigation on the Turlock Chamber? Wasn't there lots of money missing? I think it was all made up so Sosieth & Bublak could get rid of Sharon Silva because the Chamber didn't support them. I predict there will be no missing money and the Sosieth-Bublak team will have wasted even more of our money!

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  1. WORMWOOD

LOHMAN, TIMOTHY J
FIRE CHIEF 2013 SALARY
Regular pay: $132,174.00
Overtime pay: $0.00
Other pay: $11,416.35
Total pay: $143,590.35
Total benefits: $58,273.81
Total pay & benefits: $201,864.16

ATTENTION EVERYONE!! GET A SAFETY MEMBER GIG!!
Money...

LOHMAN, TIMOTHY J
FIRE CHIEF 2013 SALARY
Regular pay: $132,174.00
Overtime pay: $0.00
Other pay: $11,416.35
Total pay: $143,590.35
Total benefits: $58,273.81
Total pay & benefits: $201,864.16

ATTENTION EVERYONE!! GET A SAFETY MEMBER GIG!!
Money for Nothing
Now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it
Lemme tell ya them guys ain't dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb
Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it!

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  1. WORMWOOD

LOHMAN, TIMOTHY J
FIRE CHIEF 2013 SALARY
Regular pay: $132,174.00
Overtime pay: $0.00
Other pay: $11,416.35
Total pay: $143,590.35
Total benefits: $58,273.81
Total pay & benefits: $201,864.16

ATTENTION EVERYONE!! GET A SAFETY MEMBER GIG!!
Money...

LOHMAN, TIMOTHY J
FIRE CHIEF 2013 SALARY
Regular pay: $132,174.00
Overtime pay: $0.00
Other pay: $11,416.35
Total pay: $143,590.35
Total benefits: $58,273.81
Total pay & benefits: $201,864.16

ATTENTION EVERYONE!! GET A SAFETY MEMBER GIG!!
Money for Nothing
Now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it
Lemme tell ya them guys ain't dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb
Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it!

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  1. Thanks WormWood

Good job Tim. You deserve it. You save lives, and black lives matter.

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  1. dire straits

worm wood forgot a couple lyrics but thats ok its probly a hate crime to sing the whole song now

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please

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