Interim-chief Edgar Davalos of the Deming (N.M.) Fire Department was voted in as the new chief, replacing former chief Dave Kinman, who will retire at the end of January. Davalos also was appointed to the central dispatch board, reports the McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills (Ill.) Fire District trustees will promote Asst. Fire Chief Kevin Rynders to fire chief May 1, according to the Northwest Hearld. Rynders was chief of the Hoffman Estates (Ill.) Fire Protection District for four years before joining the Algonquin-Lake Fire District as an assistant chief in 2008.
Current Fire Chief Steve Guetschow will retire from the department in April. He has worked for the district since 1997 and became chief in 2003.