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Check out the AFD chief candidates

Monday, October 22, 2018 by Katy McElroy

The Austin Fire Department is bringing its search for a new fire chief to the public. Last week the department announced the candidates for the job: Joel Baker, Noel Horan, Steve Landin, Kevin McGee, Mark Rohlfing and Scott Walker. Now, everyone is invited to meet these six finalists from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Road. Attendees will hear presentations and a moderated discussion, and meet the final candidates. The event will be shown live on the city’s Facebook page, ATXN, and The AFD has been led by Interim Chief Tom Dodds since the previous chief, Rhoda Mae Kerr, left in July to be the fire chief in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The city manager is expected to choose the new chief by the end of the year.

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