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Tomorrow’s the First Day for the New Chief


Tomorrow’s the first day on the job for new Knoxville Fire Chief Nick Bonstell. Bonstell comes to Iowa after previously serving on the Grand Rapids, Michigan Fire Department. He tells KNIA/KRLS that he has a variety of goals he’d like to accomplish, including lowering the city’s Insurance Service Office rating to help lower insurance premiums. Bonstell says the city currently sits at a high six out on a scale out of ten, but with some minor changes and documentation, he hopes that score could be lowered to around a four. He says it will take time and planning, but hopes to bring in the group that evaluates scores in about two years’ time.