Public input sought in search for new Grand Rapids fire chief

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Four public meetings are planned to give citizens of Grand Rapids plenty of opportunity to help create a “candidate profile” to help find the right person to lead the Grand Rapids Fire Department. Chief Laura Knapp retired Jan. 9 and Deputy Fire Chief Margaret Felix was named interim fire chief.

Four public meetings have been scheduled to find out from residents what they consider important in the next fire chief. All meeting times are 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 27, City High Middle School, 1720 Plainfield NE
  • Monday, Feb. 1, Union High School, 1800 Tremont Blvd NW
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3. Gerald R. Ford Middle School, 851 Madison SE
  • Thursday, Feb. 4, Cesar E. Chavez Elementary, 1205 Grandville SW

An online survey is also available for residents to provide input.

 

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2 comments

  • Dumb ploy

    A great work ethic, leadership experience , firefighting experience , and at a low cost.

    Done, no need to waste the money on a stupid ploy to act like citizens views matter when in this case they shouldn’t , what needs to be done is obvious.

    Hold meetings for when there are positions for police. Positions that have an impact on its citizens and we don’t need any more corrupted bullies working for a corrupted Union

    Your welcome