Board of Fire Wardens Weakens Qualifications to be Chief

Per agenda item 8 from this week's City Council meeting, held tomorrow evening, the City Council is set to approve changes to the Fire Department's By-Laws. Changes have been made to weaken the qualifications to hold the office of chief with the goal to allow more people to become chief officers. Qualifications include, but not limited to, minimum 18 years old, responded to 12 alarms out of 900-1000, Firefighter 1 Training (basic training) or equivalent, and must have been an officer in a fire company. Advanced training is not required.