NWFR fire commissioners to decide on fire chief this Monday

Published on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) will have a new fire chief come Monday after fire commissioners hold a special meeting to make their choice.

Fire commissioners will meet at 8:30 in the morning on Monday, March 26, to confirm their choice for the new NWFR fire chief. Commissioners have spent the last few months poring over 21 applications from across the country and most recently narrowed the field down to three.

The remaining applicants are Ron Anderson, former fire chief of the Meridian, Idaho, fire department; George Blackmore, former assistant fire chief with the Austin, Texas, fire department; and Jim Langborg, fire chief of the Templeton, California, fire department.

Anderson and his wife Debbie were present at the March 22 NWFR commissioners meeting. At the meeting, fire commissioner Bill Salter said he spent the day before giving Anderson a tour of NWFR’s stations. Salter later told me he would have liked to give Blackmore and Langborg similar tours, but they were not able to travel from their respective fire departments.

Click here for a PDF of the NWFR special meeting announcement. The special meeting will take place at fire station 12,  4142 Britton Loop Road in Bellingham.

For my most recent article on the NWFR fire chief search process, click here.


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