Lafayette's new fire chief to be announced Jan. 3

Dec 30, 2011

Two and a half weeks after announcing a change in leadership at the Lafayette Fire Department, Mayor Tony Roswarski is set to hire a new chief.

A news release from the mayor's office states Roswarski finished interviewing candidates for the position and will review resumes over the weekend.

He's expected to notify the top finalist Monday and have that person sworn in Tuesday immediately following the Board of Works meeting.

On December 16, Roswarski announced Jim Morrow would no longer serve as chief, but would remain with the department at the rank of lieutenant. Human Resources Director Lou Hill also was removed from his job and no longer works for the city.

Roswarski says his decision was not due to poor performance or any other problems with the two men, but that it's time for the city to move in a different direction.

Assistant Fire Chief Richard Doyle, who oversees training, was named the interim chief.