November 28, 2016 - In executive session following the council's regular meeting, council members unanimously approved adding Connor Dixon and Jeff Greer as paid-by-call firefighters, subject to them passing physicals. The council also approved adding the titles of chaplain to Zach Parks and Bill Gutshall, as recommended by Fire Chief Darrell Wright.

Gillespie Promoted at Fire Department
Jan 14, 2014 CT
A Chillicothe firefighter was promoted to the rank of engineer/ paramedic following an executive session of the city council following its regular meeting Monday evening, January 13, 2014. David Gillespie's promotion was recommended by Fire Chief Darrell Wright and was approved unanimously by the five-member city council. Gillespie became a paid-by-call firefighter in 1995 and became a fulltime member of the department in 2000. Gillespie, 56, completed his paramedic training in 2005.

City OKs Fire Department Promotions
Hinnen Named Shift Commander
December 11, 2013 CT
The Chillicothe City Council approved the promotion of two Chillicothe Fire Department employees during an executive session Monday night. Lieutenant Les Hinnen was promoted to Captain and will now serve as a shift commander. This replaces the position previously held by the late Joe Darr. Hinnen started working for the CFD as a paid-by-call firefighter in 1989. He became a full-time firefighter/EMT on Nov. 17, 1990. In 1998, he was promoted to engineer. In 2010, he was promoted to lieutenant. Hinnen is a lifelong resident of Livingston County. He graduated from Livingston County R-3 School in Chula in 1977 and graduated from Wheeling High School in 1981. Hinnen attended Grand River Technical School for auto mechanics in 1982. Before working for the CFD, Hinnen was employed as a truck driver and machine operator at Hinnen Hauling & Construction, Inc. Hinnen married Sandi Jacques. Sandi is a sales associate at Sensenich Jewelers. They have two daughters: Monica Burton, of Superior, Colo., and Jessica Latta, of Independence, Mo. The Hinnens have lived in Chillicothe for 29 years.

The promotion of Tracy Bradley from engineer/EMT to lieutenant/EMT was also approved by the Council Monday night. This replaces the position opened by Hinnen's promotion to Captain. Bradley has been employed by the CFD for more than fifteen years, the past four years as engineer/EMT. Bradley grew up around the Dawn/Braymer area and graduated from Braymer C-4 before earning her Associate's degree in Healthcare Management from GRTS. In addition to her duties for the CFD, Bradley also serves as a CPR teacher at GRTS and helps with the EMT/Paramedic classes. Tracy Bradley is married to David Bradley. David is the manager of O'Reilly Auto Parts. They have two sons: Drake, a 13-year-old seventh-grader at Chillicothe Middle School, and Landon, a 7-year-old second-grader at Field Elementary.

Both of these promotions were recommended by Fire Chief Darrell Wright.

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