(KINDE) -- The Village of Kinde is mourning the loss of their Fire Chief, Christopher Stirrett. The 38-year old passed away last Friday after suffering a short illness. Stirrett graduated from North Huron High School in 1994 and had served the Kinde Village Fire Department since 1993. He also worked as a Huron County 9-1-1 dispatcher since August 2000 and was a licensed Paramedic. Stirrett is survived by his wife Melissa and three children, Logan, Hannah, and Aiden.