Holley-Navarre Fire District adds 6 full-time firefighters

Posted on February 28, 2018 by Staff reports

Pictured left to right: Firefighters Chris Carpenter, Daniel Tolar, and Eric Heaton during the February 26 pinning ceremony

Holley-Navarre Fire District this week pinned three new firefighters and announced that three part-time firefighters were promoted to full-time positions.

HNFD Chief Ron Norton said the hires were part of the district’s initiative to improve our staffing levels and better serve the community.

“In January 2018, HNFD was able to convert three part-time positions to full-time positions. Firefighter Matt Couch, Firefighter Wade Folsom and Firefighter Clay Witt were promoted to the full time slots.  Also in January HNFD tested and interviewed applicants for up to 7 additional positions. We were able to select 3 highly qualified candidates from this round of applicants,” Norton said.

Firefighters Chris Carpenter, Daniel Tolar, and Eric Heaton were selected. Following a 40- hour orientation and training week, the three candidates began full time in mid-February.

HNFD will test applicants again this summer.

According to Norton, the hires were made possible by the 2016 fire assessment increase, which was approved by a vote of district citizens.