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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Lieutenant King named Kennedale Interim Fire Chief

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Following Chief Mike McMurray?s recent retirement announcement, City Manager George Campbell has announced his selection of C-Shift Lieutenant, Brian King, to fill the soon-to-be vacant role. {{more: continue …}}King will step into the role on an interim basis as City administration begins its search for a permanent replacement.

?Recruiting such a key public safety official can be a lengthy process, but we are hopeful that a candidate will be identified within the next 90 to 120 days,? said Campbell. ?In the meantime, I appreciate that we have very capable leaders and managers in the Fire Department and that Lieutenant King is willing to serve the community during this transition period.?

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Lieutenant King joined the Kennedale Fire Department as a Firefighter/EMT in July of 2009, working his way up in rank to Lieutenant in 2013. Before coming to Kennedale, King served as a Fire Lieutenant in Fallujah, Iraq and served his country as a United States Marine.
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?I feel a deep sense of connection and commitment to this community,? said Lieutenant King. ?This is where I?ve chosen to raise my family, so I have a vested interest in making it the safest place to live. It?s an honor to be selected to lead the department during the search for a permanent Chief.?
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Chief McMurray?s last day in the office is Friday, May 11, Lieutenant King?s first day in the office is Monday, May 14, and Driver/Engineer Ryan Florence will be acting Lieutenant of C-Shift during King?s service as interim Fire Chief.
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(Press Release from the City of Kennedale 5/10/2018)

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