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John Greene Named Acting Fire Chief
May 23, 2014

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo.) Friday, May 23, 2014 – City Manager Robert Heacock has named Deputy Fire Chief John Greene as Acting Fire Chief for the Independence Fire Department (IFD), following the retirement of Chief Sandy Schiess on May 16, 2014.

“Deputy Chief Greene has devoted many years of his career to the citizens of Independence,” Heacock said. “He understands the current issues and challenges the Fire Department faces, and will dedicate himself to doing what is necessary for the City.” 

"Being named as Acting Fire Chief for the Independence Fire Department is an honor and a responsibility I take very seriously,” Deputy Chief Greene said. “In keeping with the mission of the Independence Fire Department, outstanding service to our community will remain our number one priority.”

Acting Chief Greene began his career with the Independence Fire Department as a firefighter in July of 1987. Through the years he was promoted through the ranks, being promoted to Deputy Chief of Operations in August of 2008.

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