Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Huntington to Appoint First Female Fire Chief

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Huntington to Appoint First Female Fire Chief

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A woman will serve as fire chief in Huntington for the first time, as the current chief is resigning, according to a city official. Huntington Fire Chief Carl Eastham is resigning effective Feb. 18, according to a Monday news release from the city.

"Carl Eastham has been a valuable asset during his time as fire chief, Mayor Steve Williams said in a statement. "He played an important role in the advancement of our Fire Department, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.

Huntington spokesman Bryan Chambers would not elaborate on the resignation, saying it was a personnel matter. Eastham did not return a call seeking comment.

Williams will appoint Deputy Chief Jan Rader as interim fire chief. Chambers said she will be the first female fire chief for Huntington. …

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