City of Harrisonburg Announces New Fire Chief

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Harrisonburg, Va. – The city of Harrisonburg announces the appointment of its next fire chief of the Harrisonburg Fire Department (HFD).

Ian Bennett, deputy chief of HFD, was selected from a candidate pool of 37 applicants. He has served as deputy fire chief of operations for the city since 2008 and has more than 28 years worth of experience in the fire service.

Bennett will replace retiring Chief Larry Shifflett, who ends his 46-year tenure with the city, including 33 years as chief, on July 31.

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