Fire siren’s meaning changes for Whitaker – Daily Southerner

Response: Been know Billy since the early 80’s and he has always been a very nice person. I was happy when Billy became Chief and I was happy when he was able to retire. I am happy for anyone who can retire at such a early age and be able to enjoy life.

TARBORO — From now on, Chief William "Billy" Whitaker will take a different approach to the sound of a fire siren piercing the air and indicating the possibility of a fire.

Because of his July 30 retirement, he will no longer have to don his gear and rush to the scene as he had done for 28 years with the Tarboro fire department. (More)