Danville Fire Department searching for new fire chief

Published 1:21 pm Monday, June 22, 2020

The Danville Fire Department is now hiring for a new fire chief.

The job posting, dated June 19, describes the position as “ the Fire Chief plans, organizes, coordinates, implements, and evaluates the activities of the municipal fire department. This position oversees and administers the fire department which include fire prevention, fire

suppression, first responder emergency medical services, rescue services and serves as the city’s Emergency Management Coordinator.”

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The vacancy comes following the retirement of former Danville Fire Chief Ken Pflug earlier this year after 27 years of service with the department.

A document with the job posting includes some of the challenges, opportunities, and issues of the position.

These include actively assisting in the construction of the new fire department next to City Hall and transferring operations and activities to the new location, coordinating long-term planning of a third fire station, assisting with the implementation of Smart Tech 911 including a 911 text initiative and Street Wise System, improving the recruitment and retention of fire department employees, and working with a tight budget including reducing overtime.

According to the advertisement, the first resume screenings for the position will take place on July 13.

The Fire Chief is appointed by the city manager (with City Commission approval). The Chief reports to the city manager, is under his/her general direction and serves at his/her pleasure.

Applicants are asked to email their resume and cover letter to Slavin Management Consultants at slavin@bellsouth.net.

The Danville Fire Department was established in 1876 and is one of the oldest paid fire departments in the state of Kentucky.