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Firefighters Stand Up For Salisbury's Interim Chief

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SALISBURY, Md. - At Monday night's Salisbury Council meeting, dozens of firefighters from across the area stood up in support of making acting chief Rick Hoppes the city's permanent fire chief.

The former Fire chief Jeff Simpson resigned more than a year ago, and Hoppes has been the acting chief since then.

Justin Burke of the Salisbury Fire Department said "The fact that he's accepted this position again, after being denied the first time shows his dedication to my family and yours has never wavered." 

Tad Farlow of the Pittsville Fire Department was also at the meeting, saying "I can tell you that if you go outside this organization, my 30 years, you may find somebody different to fill that spot, but you will find nobody any better."

Acting Chief Hoppes holds the position until Thursday, February 28th.  The council is asking Mayor Jim Ireton to start the search for other candidates.

 

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