Portsmouth fire vet to become Kill De...

Portsmouth fire vet to become Kill Devil Hills chief

There are 6 comments on the The Virginian-Pilot story from Jul 9, 2012, titled Portsmouth fire vet to become Kill Devil Hills chief. In it, The Virginian-Pilot reports that:

A 26-year veteran with Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services will start a new job as fire chief in Kill Devil Hills on Sept.

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real deal

Oxford, NC

#1 Jul 10, 2012
what does everyone think of this?

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#2 Jul 10, 2012
Think of what? The Town hired a new Fire Chief.

Manteo, NC

#3 Jul 10, 2012
I have nothing against the man and he seems well qualified on paper. However, I know for a fact that there were several well qualified individuals in the FD who could have been offered the job and thus re-assured this is a Town and an administration that looks out for its own. That did not happen and its yet another blow to the confidence I have in the current Board and Town Manager.

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#4 Jul 10, 2012
You must realize you were not on the hiring board for the new Chief, and know not of his credentials vs the others... his personnel file vs the others... his background, financially and criminally vs the others... his experience running a busier fire company vs the others, etc etc.

I am not saying others weren't qualified. I am just saying.
Southern Shores Res

Windsor, NC

#5 Jul 11, 2012
One problem with hiring from within is it promotes cronyism and we have enough of that already here.

Hickory, NC

#6 Jul 11, 2012
One problem with going outside to hire is that it gives no reason for good qualified people to stay.

The town spends thousands upon thousands of dollars training the firemen only to see them leave for another department because they know they will never get the top position.

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