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Danbury Hires Interim Fire Chief to Lead DFD

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January 25, 2021

Press Release

Office of the Mayor City of Danbury, CT

Contact: Taylor O’Brien 203-797-4511


Danbury Hires Interim Fire Chief to Lead DFD

Danbury, CT - The City of Danbury is pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin Ford as Interim Fire Chief for the City of Danbury. Chief Ford will begin a six-month term with the Danbury Fire Department on Tuesday, January 26.

Chief Ford comes to Danbury from the City of Yonkers where he has served for 26 years and rose. He has been a Deputy Chief within the department of Yonkers since 2015. Chief Ford carries a Bachelor of Business Administration from Iona College, and is certified in all hazard emergency response.

Chief Ford’s management and leadership skills will make an invaluable addition to the DFD, and an ideal candidate for this interim leadership position. The City of Danbury is in the process of hiring a Fire Chief after the departure of Chief Wiedl in July 2020 and Acting Chief Mark Omasta in January 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person interviews have been suspended delaying the hiring process for this position.

“Chief Ford is a seasoned public servant with several years of leadership and management experience,” said Mayor Joe Cavo. “I know he is the right person to take on this position, and I look forward to witnessing the great work our Fire Department does each day in the City of Danbury.”

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