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Lowell to hire first paid firefighter

LOWELL | The Lowell Fire Department has council approval to hire the town’s first full-time firefighter.

August 12, 2014 4:47 pm
New Hobart fire chief takes oath

New Hobart fire chief takes oath

HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor lauded Monday's swearing in ceremony of new Fire Chief Stephen C. McKown as a day to celebrate the Fire Department's future.

July 21, 2014 3:57 pm

Munster looks to replace fire chief

MUNSTER | The sudden death of Munster Fire Chief James Knesek last month left the Fire Department with a leadership void.

March 23, 2014 7:00 pm

Hobart expands fire chief search

HOBART | The city is seeking applicants outside the Fire Department in its search for a new fire chief.

March 06, 2014 7:00 pm

Munster community bids a fond farewell to true public servant

Last week Munster said farewell to a true public servant, Fire Chief and Director of Operations James J. Knesek Sr.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am
Funeral procession for Munster Fire Chief James J. Knesek Sr.

Funeral procession for Munster Fire Chief James J. Knesek Sr.

Munster Fire Chief James J. Knesek Sr.'s 34 years of dedicated service to his community was apparent Tuesday by the turnout for his funeral Mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

February 13, 2014 8:46 pm

Hobart mayor closer to selecting new fire chief

HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor is moving closer to selecting a new fire chief.

December 27, 2013 8:00 pm

Hobart council OKs hiring outside department

HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor hopes to fill the vacant fire chief position with someone from within the department.

December 24, 2013 2:30 pm

Hobart mayor says he'll look to ranks first to fill fire chief job

HOBART | Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor said he plans to make every attempt to fill the vacant fire chief position from someone within the department.

November 09, 2013 8:00 pm

Chief hiring expansion heats up Hobart meeting

HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor said he hasn't formally interviewed any candidates for fire chief, but he wants the option to possibly hire from outside the department.

November 06, 2013 9:25 pm

Hobart's interim fire chief steps down

HOBART | Interim Fire Chief Brian Kerr has stepped down from the position he's held for little more than three months.

October 04, 2013 8:15 pm

Beach reappointed Union Twp. fire chief

UNION TOWNSHIP | The Union Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors reappointed Tim Beach as the department's fire chief.

August 29, 2013 12:00 am

New Hobart fire chief won't be named until review completed

HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor said he doesn't expect to name a new fire chief until an ongoing review of the Fire Department is completed.

July 26, 2013 9:00 pm

2 cops credited for helping to quickly put out Hobart fire

HOBART | Hobart firefighters responded early Sunday to a small garage fire in the 1300 block of West 38th Place, officials said.

July 08, 2013 6:15 pm
Former Hobart fire chief becomes one of city's newest cops

Former Hobart fire chief becomes one of city's newest cops

HOBART | Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor swore in two new police officers Monday, including the city's former fire chief.

July 01, 2013 8:15 pm Photos


Hobart fire chief among 2 joining Police Department

HOBART | The transfer of Fire Chief Brian Taylor to the Police Department isn't that unusual, Police Chief Rick Zormier said.

June 17, 2013 8:00 pm
Hobart's fire chief stepping down June 30 to join police force

Hobart's fire chief stepping down June 30 to join police force

HOBART | Fire Chief Brian Taylor will be retiring from the Hobart Fire Department effective June 30 and heading immediately to a different branch of public service, city officials announced Tuesday.

June 11, 2013 6:57 pm

Two Hobart firefighters given awards for overhauling ATV

HOBART | Two Hobart firefighters were honored with awards of excellence at the recent Board of Public Works meeting.

April 21, 2013 12:05 am
EDITORIAL: Fire flap merits external investigation

EDITORIAL: Fire flap merits external investigation

There's a lot we don't know about the situation involving the firefighter who walked back to the station after a brush fire Tuesday night. It merits a thorough, impartial investigation.

April 05, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart firefighters union, mayor at odds over location for meetings, attendance

HOBART | Hobart Professional Firefighter Local 1641 meetings have been held at Fire House No. 1 since 1966, local fire officials said.

March 31, 2013 8:05 pm
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