El Dorado FD Chief to resign

Butler County Times Gazette – May 16, 2017

Fire Chief Steve Moody has announced his retirement effective June 16, 2017. Chief Moody has served as Fire Chief of the El Dorado Fire Department for 3 ½ years. During his tenure with the City of El Dorado, the Fire Department constructed a new training facility used by the El Dorado Fire Department and the Butler Community College Firefighter Program. Chief Moody also helped secure a new fire apparatus vehicle to ensure that El Dorado is prepared to respond to fires and other emergency situations.

“Chief Moody has been an incredible asset to the El Dorado Fire Department,” says City Manager David Dillner. “Although I have not had the privilege of working with Chief Moody for very long, I can tell that he always has the best interest of the El Dorado Fire Department and the community at heart. He will be greatly missed.”

Chief Moody was instrumental in continuing the partnership with Butler Community College and its Firefighter Program that prepares students to succeed in careers in the fire service. Under Chief Moody’s leadership, the City of El Dorado provided training and skills to students and even had the opportunity to hire firefighters that participated in the program.

Chief Moody has remained steadfast in his efforts to prepare the El Dorado Fire Department for emergency situations that may result in property damage or loss of life. The fire service is a dangerous occupation, and Chief Moody has fostered a commitment to safety that protects firefighters serving the community.

Chief Moody’s retirement reception will be held at City Hall on June 2 nd from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The public is welcome to stop in and wish him well.

City Manager David Dillner intends to solicit candidates for the Fire Chief position from those currently serving the El Dorado Fire Department as well as potential candidates from outside the organization.

Applications will be due to the City by 5:00 pm on June 16, 2017. The City Manager intends to appoint an interim Fire Chief from within the El Dorado Fire Department to serve after Chief Moody’s retirement until the position is filled.


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