COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Council Bluffs is looking for a new fire chief for the first time in nearly two decades.
The Daily Nonpareil reports (http://bit.ly/159Uwso ) that Alan Byers is retiring after 19 years as chief and 35 years as a firefighter.
Byers says it’s time for someone else to have a chance to lead the department.
Longtime Council Bluffs Mayor Tom Hanafan praised Byers work as chief. Hanafan says Byers oversaw numerous improvements and growth in the department during his tenure.