BELTON (January 21, 2011)-Belton City Manager Sam A. Listi named Assistant Fire Chief Bruce Pritchard as interim chief effective Feb. 2011.
Pritchard will step in when veteran chief Roy Harmon retires after a
28-career with the department on Jan. 31.
Pritchard has been a Belton firefighter for nearly 21 years.
"I am encouraged by his willingness to take on this task, and I am
confident he will lead the Fire Department to achieve its foremost
principle--service to the citizens of our community," Listi said.
The city is working with the International City and County Management
Association to find a new chief and will start a national search for
candidates in about 90 days, Listi said.
"Under the leadership of Interim Chief Pritchard, and with the cooperation of the entire Fire Department and the support of the Volunteers, the citizens of Belton should be assured the emergency service needs of the community will be addressed," Listi said.