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Updated May 25, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Yuma official named Prescott fire chief

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Prescott has named Acting Yuma Fire Chief Dennis Light
as the city’s permanent fire chief.

The Daily Courier reports that Prescott officials
announced Friday that Light had officially accepted the position.

Light said he hopes to return the department to a sense of normalcy following
the deaths last summer of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot crew members.

Light has been assistant chief of operations for the Yuma Fire Department for
12 years. He became interim fire chief in May when the department’s chief
departed.

Eric Kriwer had been filling the role of Prescott fire chief since Dan Fraijo
stepped down in November.

Light was chosen from 43 applicants, including former Prescott Police Chief
Mike Kabbel.

Light is expected to start his new role sometime in mid-June.

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Information from: The Daily Courier, http://www.dcourier.com

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