On April 1, Capt. Mike Mulhall retired from the Idyllwild Fire Protection District. He had served 28 years. He was known throughout the community and county. Congressman Raul Ruiz and Supervisor Jeff Stone, as well as his colleagues at the Idyllwild Fire Department and members of the Idyllwild Fire Commission, acknowledged his retirement and service to the agency and community. Photos by Barbara Reese

Fire Chief Patrick Reitz (center) presents Mike Mulhall (right) a plaque at his retirement celebration Wednesday afternoon. Adminstrative Assistant Rhonda Andrewson (left) organized the ceremony and helps with the presentation. Photo by Barbara Reese

Friends, family and fellow firefighters joined in the celebration. Photo by Barbara Reese

Greg Rodriguez, representative from Congressman Ruiz’ office, thanks Captain Mike Mulhall for his years of service as Captain at IFPD. Photo by Barbara Reese