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Huntertown and Kendallville Fire Departments announce new chiefs

New fire chiefs have been named for the Huntertown Fire Department and Kendallville Fire Department.

Posted: Dec 5, 2019 3:27 PM
Updated: Dec 5, 2019 5:30 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — New fire chiefs have been named for the Huntertown Fire Department and Kendallville Fire Department.

Huntertown

A new fire chief has been named for the Huntertown Fire Department.

The Perry Township Trustee office has named BorenBoren as the new fire chief of the Huntertown Fire Department.

Boren has been with the department for the past 22 years and has held different ranks and board positions with the department, with the most recent being operations chief, under the leadership of Chief FeelyFeely.

Feely is currently helping Boren with the transition of office and will still be with the department in different roles.

Feely served as fire chief for 11 years.

"It was the leadership of Chief Feely that has taught me on how to be an officer today and I'll forever be grateful for that fact," Boren said.

Chief Boren says he is looking forward to the future growth and development of the department and is very excited to help lead such a motivated and dedicated group of individuals that help protect the citizens of Perry Township, Eel River Township and the town of Huntertown.

Kendallville

Jeremy McKinley was appointed by for being selected by Kendallville Mayor W. SuzAnne Handshoe as the city's new fire chief. McKinley's term will begin Jan. 1 2020.

The current fire chief Feely Riehm is retiring after 43 years of service to the city with the last 16 years being Kendallville's fire chief.

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