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BREAKING 7-2-08 Mayor Glover To Announce New Shreveport Fire Chief Thursday From List of 5
Wednesday, Jul 02, 2008 1:47pm

SHREVEPORT, LA (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town)  BREAKING: CITY NEWS 3:45pm 7-2-08  Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover has narrowed his choices for the City's new Fire Chief down to a short list of five applicants, and, Glover will make his official announcement of the new SFD Chief Thursday, July 3rd, at 10am, in the Mayor's Large Conference Room in Government Plaza. 

According to the City's news release sent Wednesday afternoon, the Mayor’s decision comes after personal interviews with each of the twenty-six applicants. 

“All twenty-six are highly qualified individuals," said Glover, "Twenty-six were interviewed and five remain in contention.” 

Those remaining on the Mayor's Short List for SFD Chief are:

Brian Crawford; Kerry Foster; Mark Guastella; Louis Johnson; Russell Moon

The five are from the ranks of the Shreveport Fire Department.  They were interviewed for a second time on Tuesday July 1, 2008. 

In the process, Mayor Glover sought and received input from the Local #514, Firefighters Union.  Union officers commend Mayor Glover, saying that was a first. 

The finalists also met with the City’s Chief Administrative Officer Tom Dark.

Thirty-two persons applied.  Twenty-seven took the Civil Service Examination.  Twenty-seven passed.  Firefighter Boyce Smith withdrew. 

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