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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The new fire chief to oversee fire-fighting on the Las Vegas Strip and in much of southern Nevada is a 25-year veteran of the Clark County Fire Department.
Clark County announced Thursday it had chosen Gregory D. Cassell to lead Nevada's largest fire department succeeding Bertral "Bert" Washington who left last year to lead the fire department in Pasadena, California.
A Clark County announcement says Cassell has been a battalion chief since 2006 and joined the department in 1989.
Clark County supervisors still need to ratify Cassell's appointment before it takes effect.
Information about the fire chief's salary was not immediately available.
The Clark County Fire Department employs 703 full-time staff members and 200 volunteer firefighters.
The city of Las Vegas has its own fire department.
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