Jefferson City appoints new fire chief

4 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Tuesday, September 02 2014 Sep 2, 2014 Tuesday, September 02, 2014 9:29:00 PM CDT September 02, 2014 in News
By: Corey Miller, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City announced the appointment of Matthew D. Schofield as Fire Chief Tuesday.

Jefferson City Mayor Eric Struemph and the Jefferson City Council approved the appointment.

Schofield was previously a Captain for the Jefferson City Fire Department, and has been with the Department since 1999. 

Schofield has served as a Fire Protection Specialist for the Callaway Energy Center, an Adjunct Instructor for the University Fire and Rescue Training Institute and served as a Task Force Leader with Missouri Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue Team.

Jason Turner had been serving as the Interim Fire Chief.

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