DSC 0094Newly appointed Fire Administrator Steve Trusty was welcomed at Monday evening’s City Council meeting.

Trusty’s appointment was announced last week by City Manager Randy Bridge.

“We’re looking forward to a new beginning for the Fire Department,” said Trusty. “We’re bringing in new people. We brought in two paramedics last week and one paramedic and two EMT”s this week.”

Trusty said that most of the new hires are in the immediate area.

He said that there are openings in the upper ranks, noting that two Captain positions are open. He said that he would be looking internally and at other departments in the area to fill those positions.

In response to questions from Mayor McGlothin, Trusty said that the equipment is in good shape and staffing is filling in.

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