Out of an initial field of 27 candidates, three semifinalists will interview for the position of Davenport Fire Chief next week. The semi -finalists include one internal candidate and two fire service chiefs from the Midwest.    
In alphabetical order, the semi-finalists are:
Michael Carlsten District Chief, Davenport, Iowa Fire  
Donald Kaderabek Deputy Chief, Bloomingdale, Illinois Fire  
R. Vance Swisher Deputy Fire Chief of Operations/Deputy Emergency Management Director, Rochester, Minnesota Fire
Throughout the day on Monday, April 30, 2018 the three candidates will participate in several interviews with elected officials, department directors, fire department management and staff, and community stakeholders.   
The public and media are invited to a Davenport Fire Chief Candidate Meet and Greet and Central Fire Station Open House, Monday, April 30, 6-8 PM at Central Fire Station, 331 Scott Street. This is a great opportunity to meet the candidates, one on one and hear their ideas for the future of Davenport Fire.
Questions may be directed to City Administrator Spiegel, 888-3384.

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