Fire chief steps down, City hunts for replacement

Captains sharing chief's responsibilities during transition

The Flin Flon Fire Department is on the hunt for a new chief after Chad Cooper stepped away from the group to pursue a new job.

According to officials with the department, Cooper was hired as the new deputy chief for the Prince Rupert Fire Department in July, leaving Flin Flon last month.

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No interim chief for the department has been named. Instead, the department’s existing fire captains have shared some responsibilities of the chief. The City of Flin Flon has put up a job posting for the now-vacant position.

“We’ve shortlisted and there’s a hiring committee in place,” said Flin Flon Mayor Cal Huntley during the August 6 meeting of city council.

“We’re really comfortable with the captains and lieutenants. They’re doing a really good job and we’re very pleased with that. I think we’ve had a reasonably good response. We had some local candidates and some external candidates. We’ll see where it goes.”

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