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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Edwin Smith hung up his helmet Friday to much fanfare from the firefighters under his command. He started back in 1974, and says he's held every position in the firehouse.

The Henrico color guard was in full dress to show him off, and his firefighters lined up to honor him in one last ceremony.

Smith was appointed chief in 2007, the Henrico county fire department is the second largest career fire department in the state.