Ruh became fire marshal in November 2007, after working for a large fire protection engineering firm a its vice president of engineering and consulting.
A retirement ceremony was Tuesday at the Cherokee County Administrative Offices.
Cherokee County Fire Chief Tim Prather presented Ruh with a firefighter bugle trophy and thanked him for his service to the department and the county.
The bugle symbolizes an early method of communication firefighters used to coordinate their efforts. Cherokee County Commission Chairman Buzz Ahrens also thanked Ruh for his service to the county.
Many of Ruh’s coworkers and friends attended the retirement celebration.