The City’s 13th Chief of Fire will leave the Wilmington Fire Department on Friday, May 7 after a 37-year distinguished career. Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki today announced, with much regret, the retirement from public service of Fire Chief Michael Donohue. Chief Donohue, who has been contemplating retirement for some time, has decided to bring his nearly 40-year career with the City Fire Department to an end tomorrow, Friday, May 7. Donohue was appointed Chief of the Fire Department—a position previously held by his late father, Jerome M. Donohue—by Mayor Purzycki on January 3, 2017. An announcement will be made shortly regarding new leadership for the department.