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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Finalists named for Hall County Fire Chief

Three people have been named as finalists for the position of Hall County Fire Chief.

Among approximately 50 applicants, Chris Armstrong, fire chief for Littleton, Colo., Byron Dixon, fire captain for Arlington County, Va., and Charles Wells, retired deputy fire chief for Gwinnett County, Ga. are all being considered for the position, which became vacant in the fall of 2017.

“These candidates were selected as finalists due to their experience and their clear, innovative ideas for moving Hall County Fire Services forward in a way that provides the highest level of service to Hall County citizens,” said Hall County Administrator Jock Connell.

Following several months of evaluation and a thorough review of the department by county administrators, the job opening was posted in June.  The pool of candidates was narrowed to six finalists earlier this month.  Those six candidates participated in in-person interviews, which helped further narrow the pool of applicants to three.

“We will continue to internally review and evaluate these final three candidates, ensuring they are thoroughly vetted for the position,” Connell said.  “I can assure you that we will hire someone with the abilities, character, integrity, values and leadership that will guide this organization in a positive and productive direction.”

An announcement regarding the sole finalist for the fire chief position is expected by Sept. 7.

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