Rock Island Fire Chief Announces Retirement Print
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Written by John C. Phillips   
Monday, 16 August 2010 15:36
Fire Chief, Doug Vroman, announced his retirement today as Fire Chief for the Rock Island Fire Department. His retirement will become effective October 5th, 2010.

Vroman has served as a member of the Fire Department for 29 years and was appointed Fire Chief in September, 2006.

Chief Vroman stated that he has had a great career with the Rock Island Fire Department. “I could not have imagined a career more filled with opportunity, challenge and pride”.

City Manager John Phillips said that Chief Vroman has demonstrated strong leadership as Chief of the department and his good work is why the Rock Island Fire Department is so highly regarded in the region and the state. “Doug has played an important role in helping the City of Rock Island and our entire region to be better prepared for natural or man-made disasters. He has been very effective in working with other Fire Departments to improve our level of preparedness”.

Phillips said that the process for filling the Chief’s position will begin immediately. He plans to have the next Chief selected by the end of the year.