Danbury has hired an interim Fire Chief. Kevin Ford will begin a six-month term today. He comes to Danbury from the City of Yonkers where he has served for 26 years, having retired as Chief of Operations last year. Ford is certified in all hazard emergency response. Mayor Joe Cavo says Ford is a seasoned public servant with several years of leadership and management experience. He noted that the City is in the process of hiring a Fire Chief after the departure of Chief TJ Wiedl in July 2020 and Acting Chief Mark Omasta earlier this month. Due to the pandemic, the selection and hiring process for this position has been delayed.