Ridgefield's acting fire chief has been chosen to officially lead the department. Jerry Myers was selected by the Fire Commission Wednesday night in a unanimous vote. The Board of Selectmen is expected to approve the recommendation at their meeting on June 7th.
Myers is a 36-year veteran of the Ridgefield Fire Department. He stepped in to the acting role about six months ago when former Chief Kevin Tappe retired after town officials completed an investigation into unspecified “policy violations”.
A document, released by the town in response to Freedom of Information requests, suggested that Tappe showed up to a fire scene intoxicated.