3 Lisbon firefighters apply for chief position

LISBON — Three village firefighters have applied for the top job.

Mayor Peter Wilson reported Mark Hall, Kurt Gresh and Adam McCullough applied by the June 30 deadline to replace fire Chief Paul Gresh Jr., who is retiring Aug. 28.

Hall is currently a captain and been with the department for 32 years. Gresh, the brother of the fire chief, is the current assistant chief and has served as the fire inspector since 2004. McCullough served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Wilson said three other people expressed interest in the job but apparently changed their mind.

Village Council appoints the fire chief based on the mayor’s recommendation. Wilson said he and the council safety committee will begin interviewing applicants next week, and he also intends to invite trustees from Center and Elkrun townships to sit in. The townships contract with Lisbon for fire coverage.

Wilson hopes to make a recommendation by the July 28 council meeting so the new chief will have time “to work with Paul and facilitate a smooth transition.”



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