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The City Of Jerome Appoints Tom Hughes As Its New Fire Chief
Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The City of Jerome has announced in a press release that Tom Hughes, currently the City’s Deputy Fire Chief, has been appointed to the position of Fire Chief. The post has remained vacant since Fire Chief Jack Krill resigned on September 3rd, 2013. Hughes was initially hired by the City of Jerome on April 22nd, 2013 after a screening process of 37 applicants found him to be the top candidate for Deputy Chief.
Mayor John Shine said, “Tom has been a great fit for Jerome and the fire department as Deputy Chief; his leadership and technical skills are highly valued by the department and I am excited to have someone of his high caliber, and reputation, lead our team forward.”
Hughes has been in the fire service for more than 15 years. He has served as a firefighter and emergency medical technician in New Jersey, Connecticut, and as a fire officer in Oklahoma. He has spent nine years working for the International Fire Service Training Association at Oklahoma State University on several state and national projects relating to firefighter education, firefighter health and safety and public fire and life safety education. He has expertise in structural firefighting, fire safety education and firefighter training.
At the moment, Hughes is enrolled in the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy. He has a master’s degree in Public Administration, a bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Fire and Arson Investigation from the University of New Haven in Connecticut.