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Knoxville Fire Chief Position to Require College Degree, Administrative Experience

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, a couple of local fire chiefs, and some local citizens to help make the decision. Stewart says he expects to start interviews in about four-to-six weeks.