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Published September 28, 2010, 10:08 PM

EGF Fire Department Wants to Fill Position

The East Grand Forks Fire Department is proposing filling a recently vacant position.

By: Brady Mallory, WDAZ

The East Grand Forks Fire Department is proposing filling a recently vacant position.

Right now the assistant fire chief's position is has been filled by an interim chief.

The department is recommending promoting someone who is currently on staff.

This would allow an entry-level position to be available, which they would market to the public.

Because the unit responds to about 800 calls per year, including medical calls, they would like to see a new addition.

" We've been running short-staffed for a quite a while. The chief just came forward and requested permission to fill that and get back the full staff, " said City Council Member Scott Huizenga.

The Council says they will vote on this at next week's meeting.

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