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Four Vying for Bend Fire Chief Position

There are four finalists for the city of bend fire chief position - and you'll have an opportunity to meet them this Thursday.

 

Al Gillespie is the former Fire Chief of the North Las Vegas Fire Department.

 

Gordon Sletmoe is the Deputy Chief of Medford Fire and Rescue.

 

John Staley is the Fire Chief of Thornton, Colorado and Nate Trauernicht  is the Fire Chief of the University of California- Davis Fire Department.

 

City spokesman Justin Finestone says they received 83 applications that were culled down to these four candidates.

 

Current Fire Chief Larry Huhn will be retiring at the end of April after 30 years of service.

 

The reception to meet the four candidates will be at the Riverhouse on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

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