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IFD Getting New Chief?

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Governor Mitch Daniels today announced the appointment of James L. Greeson as the Indiana State Fire Marshal. Greeson, of Indianapolis, will lead the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) Division of Fire and Building Safety.

Greeson’s firefighting career has been with the Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD), where he has served as IFD chief since 2004 before resigning from the post. Previously, he spent several years in the suppression division and earned several merit ranks.

Greeson will replace Roger Johnson, who left the administration effective March 24. Johnson assisted in the governor’s efforts to create the first statewide fire training system in the state’s history and increase the funding for materials and instruction programs.

“It would be hard to find a state employee who has worked harder than Roger Johnson the last three years,” said Governor Mitch Daniels. “The fire academy and standardized training firefighters sought for so long is largely his doing.”

Greeson joined the IFD in 1970, advancing during his career to the merit positions of lieutenant, captain and battalion chief. Other key positions he has served in include deputy chief, deputy chief of operations and deputy chief of administration.

In addition to IFD, he has served on organizational committees and boards with the 2004 World Swimming Championships, IFD Promotion Process Committee, 2001 World Police and Fire Games, Indiana Public Safety Training Institute, Greater Indianapolis Firefighters Credit Union and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Professional Firefighters Union Local 416.

The IDHS Division of Fire and Building Safety investigates suspicious fires, promotes prevention, administers building plan review, enforces fire and building safety codes in all public buildings, regulates and coordinates emergency services, emergency medical services and hazardous material response and oversees and conducts inspections of child care facilities, boilers and pressure vessels, elevators and amusements.

Greeson will start as fire marshal later this month or in early May.
 
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Interesting, I saw him yesterday and he said "some changes were in the works" but he wouldn't elaborate. I guess he didn't want the local paper to beat te Star to the punch....
 
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According to WTHR the Star will have news about "changes" the new mayor wants to put in place for IFD in todays paper. The way things are going he will probably want to go outside the department to get a new chief as he is with the police dept.
 
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The current state fire marshal is stepping down to work on Daniels re-election campaign. Is what ive heard.
 
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He stepped down around March 24th...... too bad, he should have stuck with the fire marshals job and a future.... Daniels alienated too many people and won't get re-elected.
 
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He stepped down around March 24th...... too bad, he should have stuck with the fire marshals job and a future.... Daniels alienated too many people and won't get re-elected.
The FM is a political appointee. He was done months ago.
 
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The FM is a political appointee. He was done months ago.
DUH, Daniels appointed him.... but he would have probably continued because the other main candidate did like him for the job from what I had heard.
 
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