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Plans in Motion to Begin Fire Chief Hunt

Some decisions regarding the fire chief position in Knoxville should be coming out soon. Chief Nick Bonstell’s last day on the job is September 12th. City Manager Harold Stewart says he recently met with Bonstell and his two deputy chiefs, Greg Higginbotham and Ben Truetken, to discuss short-term and long-term solutions. He adds he also met with the full fire department this week to talk about their thoughts and concerns. Stewart says staff is considering all options. He knows they need to move forward as quickly as possible, but he also wants to take the time to make the right decision for the future of the department.