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By unanimous consent the City of Festus has appointed Jeff Broombaugh to the position of Fire Chief. Following selection from twenty plus applications and interviews with four candidates Mayor Sam Richards made the appointment Saturday, November 19th in a special session of the Festus City Council. According to Mayor Richards, “Mr. Broombaugh’s credentials speak for themselves – in a career that is the definition of public service, we are thrilled that Jeff has decided to continue his nearly forty-years of fire service here in the City of Festus as our Fire Chief.”
In a career that began as a volunteer firefighter with the Rock Community Fire Protection District in 1983, Jeff has served as an EMT with Joachim-Plattin Ambulance District, Instructor and Regional Co-Ordinator for Missouri University’s Fire and Rescue Training Institute, Volunteer Deputy Chief for the DeSoto Rural Fire Protection District, and most notably rising through the ranks at the Rock Community Fire Protection District, serving from 2016-2022 as their Fire Chief.
Broombaugh’s first day on the job will be Monday, December 5th, and will be formally introduced at the City Council’s regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 29th at 6pm.