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Jerome Names New Deputy Fire Chief

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By Paul Johnson

Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The city of Jerome officially has a new deputy fire chief. Tom Hughes began his duties in the new position today. The job opened up when former deputy Chief Jack Krill was appointed to the Fire Chief position.
Hughes has been in the fire service for over 15 years, serving as a firefighter and emergency Medical Technician in New Jersey, Connecticut and most reciently as a fire officer in Oklahoma. He has spent nine years working for the International Fire Service Training Association at Oklahoma State University on many state and national projects relating to firefighter education, firefighter health & safety and public fire & life safety education. His areas of expertise are in structural firefighting, fire safety education and firefighter training. He is currently 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 & Arson Investigation from the University of New Haven in Connecticut.


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