The candidate pool to become the next fire chief in Fort Dodge is down to three. After a list of 5 candidates was certified last month, interviews were conducted yesterday before a meet and greet with city officials. The finalists are Steve Hergenreter, currently a Captain with the Fort Dodge Fire Department, Michael Heim, West Burlington Fire Chief, and Kent Hulett, who retired in 2012 from the Chippewa Fire District in Wisconsin. City HR Director Jim Vollmer says the successful candidate will move the department forward in a good direction
Yesterday, City Manager David Fierke said he did not know when he would choose a candidate to submit to city council.