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Phoenix Fire Chief Bob Khan. (City of Phoenix Photo)

PHOENIX -- Phoenix Fire Chief Bob Khan confirmed he will be retiring on Wednesday.

He will fulfill his role until Feb. 28. His retirement will be announced Thursday at a press conference.

Khan was named Fire Chief on Aug. 1, 2006.

He was born and raised in Phoenix and is a graduate of Arizona State University. He spent 14 years on a truck before being named chief.

Khan has been an advocate for public safety in his time as chief. Under his eye, the city hit a two-decade low in drownings.

Khan is married and has two adoptive daughters.

The Phoenix Fire Department has more than 2,000 employees.

A date to choose the new chief has not been announced.

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