Grand Fire Protection District No. 1 is deep in the process of hiring a new fire chief and has so-far received 53 applications for the position from applicants throughout the nation.
The board of directors for the fire department will begin conducting interviews with eligible candidates the first week of December and will post the finalists following its Dec. 9, regular meeting, according to Schelly Olson, public information officer for the fire district.
The finalists will be posted for 14 days, as is required by law, before the board will make a final determination on who they will select for the position.
The former fire chief for Grand Fire Protection District No.1, David Boyes, was abruptly relieved of his duties due to a board of directors’ decision to change the direction and management of the Granby Fire Department during a special meeting in June.
Boyes started working for the department in 1981 as a volunteer firefighter and moved up the ranks to attain the position as fire chief. The district did not release specifics surrounding the decision to relieve Boyes of his duties, saying it was following “legal counsel.”