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Roseville announces new fire chief

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The city of Roseville announced it has a new fire chief Friday. Marcus Reed will begin his first day on the job as Roseville’s permanent fire chief on Monday, Feb. 6, according to the city of Roseville. Reed previously served as division chief for the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue District in Oregon and was selected from a field of more than 100 applicants. “Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue has a reputation on the West Coast for being a progressive, creative fire district,” said City Manager Ray Kerridge, in a statement. “Chief Reed impressed our panels and has a strong track record of leadership and creativity. I am looking forward to having him join our Roseville team.” Sixteen representatives from the community, the city and fire service were divided into three panels that evaluated candidates on technical expertise, community relations and outreach and media relations. Out of all the applicants, the top three candidates came to Roseville for additional interviews in November and community members, staff and business leaders were most impressed with Reed during the interview process, according to a statement. Reed has been serving at the chief officer level for the past 11 years and has 29 years of experience in the fire service. He will earn an annual salary of $172,605, according to city spokeswoman Megan Macpherson. ~ Toby Lewis