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The application period has been opened for the position of Danbury Fire Chief.  The position pays $145,000 a year.  The Fire Chief candidate must be able to demonstrate a strong motivational leadership style with a track record of having affected positive change in an organizational environment.  The candidate must show significant knowledge and experience in the municipal fire arena. This is leadership and administrative fire service work. 

Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in Fire Science, Business, Public Administration or related field plus a minimum of five years experience in career fire service with supervisory fire fighting experience, fire department administration and fire prevention is required.  A working knowledge of Emergency management matters and related laws, rules, regulations, and requirements as it relates to Civil Defense and Natural Disaster Relief is highly preferred.

The Fire Chief is required to become a resident of the City of Danbury within 6 months of hire and maintain residency for the duration of the appointment.  The application deadline is September 12.

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