Merriam Welcomes New Fire Captain

Newly promoted Overland Park Fire Captain Chris Palmer is coming to Merriam. Captain Palmer will fill a vacancy created by the recent retirement of Captain Doug Crockett, who served the people of Merriam for 32 years.

Captain Palmer is a 19-year veteran of the Overland Park Fire Department. He has served in the roles of firefighter, firemedic, hazardous materials technician/coordinator and fire lieutenant. He also holds various degrees and certifications, including degrees in business administration and marketing, fire science and paramedicine.

Captain Palmer is excited about the opportunity to serve as one of three captains at the Merriam station. The members of the Overland Park Fire Department are proud to provide fire protection and emergency medical services to the people of Merriam.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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