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Fire chief Scott Aker has served on the Rosemount Fire Department for 31 years.

After 25 years, fire chief will step down


Scott Aker grew up in fire stations in St. Paul. Beyond the little-boy dreams of being a firefighter, he knew from an early age it was something he wanted to do.

When he moved to Rosemount in 1979, he looked into joining the volunteer department but it wasn't until 1982 that he finally got on.

Looking back on the last 31 years, he wouldn't change a thing.

"I've enjoyed 99 percent of my days," said Aker.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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