Oroville city council appoints Acting Fire Chief

The Oroville city council unanimously voted to appoint Chris Tenns as Acting Fire Chief following the firing of Joe Deal on March 30.

Posted: Apr 20, 2021 8:35 PM
Updated: Apr 20, 2021 8:43 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. - Oroville city council unanimously voted to appoint Chris Tenns as Acting Fire Chief.

The city council agreed the appointment of Chief Tenns is part of a process to split the fire and police departments as they were combined for financial purposes. At this time, the financial means are available to have the fire department's own chief.

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The council voting comes after the firing of Public Safety Director Joe Deal on March 30.

If this becomes permanent employment, an application will be put out and an interview process will take place. Chief Tenns will be asked to apply.

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