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Knoxville Fire Chief Position to Require College Degree, Administrative Experience

Posted: Sunday, March 11th, 2012 at 6:24 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Aaron Gernes

The Knoxville City Council passed an updated job description for fire chief during their regular meeting on Monday. The position will now require a bachelor’s degree as well as at least ten years in administration in a fire department. City Manager Harold Stewart made that recommendation to the Council. He tells KNIA/KRLS News that the city will start advertising for the position this week. As applications come in, he plans on forming a committee consisting of city fire staff, local fire chiefs, and some local citizens to help make the decision. Stewart says he expects to start interviews in about three-to-five weeks.