JOHNSTON CITY COUNCIL APPOINTS NEW FIRE CHIEF
JOHNSTON, Iowa --- (September 19, 2016) --- The Johnston City Council voted Monday night to appoint Jim Clark to oversee the Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department. A search committee selected Clark, who is the current Administrative Assistant Fire Chief of the Sioux City Fire Rescue Department.
"Jim's extensive experience in the fire service and collaborative management style were key in our selection process. We are excited to have him lead our team," said Johnston City Administrator Jim Sanders.
In addition to his leadership role in the Sioux City Fire Rescue Department, Clark is the Emergency Management Coordinator for Sioux City. He has also completed the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He will begin work in Johnston on October 17.
Clark will be responsible for overseeing all operations of the cities’ fire departments including personnel management, budget development, long-range planning and coordinating fire and rescue activities for two rapidly growing communities. Johnston and Grimes renewed their 28E Agreement in June. The agreement to share services has been in place since 2007.
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