RIO RANCHO, N.M. — After 20 years of watching Rio Rancho change, a deputy fire chief has moved on to new experiences.
Richard Doty, Rio Rancho Fire Rescue deputy chief until Sept. 22, has retired after 20 years with the department. He’s working as the operations manager for a nationwide private medical response company that has a large hub in Albuquerque.
“In a 20-plus year career, you run a lot of calls in which you impact people’s lives, and those always stand out to you,” he said, explaining he remembered a lot of stories. “You take a part of that with you, and I think that makes you better as you move forward in your career.”