South Bend Fire Captain receives key to city

In celebration of his 50th anniversary as a sworn member of the South Bend Fire Department, Captain Chuck Steele was honored and given the key to the city.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg gave him the key this afternoon at the Central Fire Station.

Although it hasn't been easy, the captain says he wouldn't change anything for the world.

“It's been a dream come true. When I was growing up as a little kid, I always wanted to be a firefighter so getting on the fire department back in 1966, I was the happiest guy in the world and never thought I’d last 50 years, but it's been a dream come true and I love every bit of it,” said Captain Steele. 

Another in attendance was South Bend Fire Chief Steve Cox to honor and celebrate Captain Steele and his achievements at the department.

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