Fire Chief overlooked? - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Fire Chief overlooked?

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Visibly emotional Tony Stewart announces return to racetrack

    Visibly emotional Tony Stewart announces return to racetrack

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:30:29 GMT
    After a three-week absence, Tony Stewart announces his return to racing.More >>
    After a three-week absence, Tony Stewart announces his return to racing.More >>
  • Police warn 'purgers'

    Police warn 'purgers'

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:29:55 GMT

    Police say they now know who has been making 'Purge' posters, and will be confronting them soon.

    More >>

    Police say they now know who has been making 'Purge' posters, and will be confronting them soon.

    More >>
  • Wanted woman found under a bed

    Wanted woman found under a bed

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:56:32 GMT
    APD reports that officers got a tip that a wanted person was “hiding out” at 708 North Jackson Street. Offices went to that location and confirmed the suspect was there. They said they found Wanda Harris hiding under a bed and arrested her, then notified DCP.More >>
    APD reports that officers got a tip that a wanted person was “hiding out” at 708 North Jackson Street. Offices went to that location and confirmed the suspect was there. They said they found Wanda Harris hiding under a bed and arrested her, then notified DCP.More >>

August 12, 2004

Cairo - Farrell Siler has worked for the City of Cairo for 20 years. He's been the assistant Fire Chief for the last 10. Recently, Chief Jerry Pearce retired, but Siler wasn't promoted to permanently replace him.

Councilman Ernest Cloud, Jr., doesn't think that's fair. "He was already in the system," says Cloud. "He's already been the assistant chief. Has the credentials and should have been the person hired for the job."

The city council did make Siler acting Fire Chief and will consider his application for the permanent position. Council Member Rosa Ann Hadden says the council is looking for a candidate that "can come in and be an aggressive leader, can train the firemen like they should be trained and to give us the best fire protection we can get for in the city of Cairo."

The city will accept applications for the position of Fire Chief through September 30th.

posted at 6:39 PM by karen.collier@walb.com