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Lee May Holds Public Forum on Next DeKalb Fire Chief

The public forum is held Tuesday. A separate private forum for fire rescue personnel is planned for Monday in Tucker.

DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May will host a public forum, Tuesday, regarding DeKalb County’s next Fire Rescue Chief. 

The two finalists are Gary, Indiana Fire Chief Teresa Everett and Fulton County Deputy Fire Chief Darnell Fullum.  The forums will afford both candidates an opportunity to address employees and the community and answer questions from a moderator. 

A private forum for DeKalb County Fire Rescue (DCFR) personnel will be held Monday for 2 – 3:30 p.m. at Fire Rescue headquarters in Tucker.

Firefighters that cannot attend will be able to access the live streaming video via the UStream link at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dctv-channel-23.

The public  forum will be held form 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur. The public can submit questions to this forum at :AskTheFutureChief@dekalbcountyga.gov. Questions should be emailed no later than Monday.

In August, DeKalb County began a national search for a new chief for DeKalb County Fire Rescue. Human Resources conducted interviews with all candidates deemed highly qualified for the job with a panel of subject matter experts from surrounding jurisdictions, a mayor from a city in DeKalb County and a representative from DeKalb County Board of Commissioners.  The panel referred the top candidates to Interim CEO May who selected the two finalists.


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