Amid controversy that should not ever had made it out to the public eye, the Knoxville Fire Chief retires. In recient weeks the fire department has gotten a black eye in my opinion. The public now thinks there are a bunch of crybabies out there protecting them. The stories that have come out in greviences should have been handled internally. The "old school" firefighters think they have won with the chiefs retirement but, who knows what will come with the next fire chief. This department needs to come out of the 80's and look into the future.