The Chief Richard Price retired Jan. 11 but has agreed to stay on as a volunteer, with a $1 monthly salary, until a new chief is in place, the Contra Costa Times reported.
Price is retiring with 32 years of firefighting experience. In 2006 he became assistant San Ramon Valley fire chief and in 2008, he was named chief.
Price was also played a major part in getting a up off the ground. The app, which was developed by the San Ramon Valley Fire District, alerts users when someone nearby is in need of CPR. It also shows users where automated external defibrillators -- or AEDS -- are located.
The apps development and operations was taken over by the nonprofit PulsePoint, who Price is also the president of. users and are in talks to expand it to more than 100 jurisdictions nationally.
Price will be receiving a pension close to his working wage, he told the Contra Costa Times. Price made a total -- including base salary, administration leave, incentive pay, etc. -- $260,410 in 2011.
Read the Contra Costa times story here.