New Salt Lake City fire chief to take post Friday

New Salt Lake City fire chief to take post Friday

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Salt Lake City Fire Department's deputy chief of operations will take over the department on Friday.

The City Council unanimously confirmed Kurt Cook as the department's new chief on Tuesday. He was recommended by Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and outgoing Chief Tom Shannon.

Cook has been with the department for nearly 24 years.

Shannon is stepping down to return to Arizona to spend more time with his family. He was hired as chief in November 2008. He started his career in Glendale, Ariz.


Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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