Deputy Chief Krill Named Jerome's New Fire Chief


By Alexa Tieu

Jerome, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The City of Jerome is excited to announce that Deputy Chief Jack Krill was appointed as Fire Chief on Thursday, November 1, 2012.

The City of Jerome is pleased that Chief Krill has accepted the Chief position to lead our Fire Department.

Chief Krill stated “Jerome is a great community and I look forward to working with staff to continue the progress we've been making.”

Chief Krill was hired as Jerome’s Deputy Fire Chief in September 2011.

He has been in the fire service since 1991. He served as a chief fire officer for fire departments in Alaska and Idaho.

Mayor John Shine expressed that "Chief Krill was originally hired as Deputy Chief with succession planning in mind, as we knew Chief Hatfield was going to be with the City for a limited time. I'm very pleased he was well prepared to assume the role of Chief and that he accepted our offer."

Chief Krill is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program and earned a Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology and Master of Science in Fire and Emergency Management from Oklahoma State University.

He also provides consultation services to companies and fire departments in the areas of safety, planning, management, and leadership.

Chief Krill has effectively served as a fire officer, incident commander, task force leader, and instructor.

Most recently, he spent 4 weeks representing the City of Jerome on wildfires in Idaho and Wyoming as a Task Force and Strike Team Leader, returning with excellent evaluations for his expertise in protecting homes and other structures.

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