OGDENSBURG - Steven M. Badlam retires from the Ogdensburg Department as chief on Feb. 5, capping a 29-year career in firefighting that, to hear him tell it, went according to plan from the day he joined the department in January 1984.
Mr. Badlam was named captain of the fire department in June 1989 and assistant chief in April 1996.
He made chief in August 2007.
I came on with the department wanting to be chief, Mr. Badlam, 58, said Tuesday. That was my goal.