Selection of new fire chief is critical
The city of Ruston has had an interim fire chief for nearly six months.
Now the time is approaching for Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth to recommend a suitable candidate to fill these fire boots on a permanent basis. This will be no easy task. There are five firefighters from within the Ruston Fire Department who have applied for the position and passed the required civil service exam. There is also a contender from Lake Charles Fire Department.
And there is another challenge — recommending an applicant who will meet City Council approval.