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Meet the candidates for Cedar Rapids Fire Chief

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- The people of Cedar Rapids will have the opportunity to meet the seven men that want to be the city's next Fire Chief.

An open house will be held Tuesday, January 12, 2010 in the Ballroom at the Kirkwood Center for Continuing Education from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m..

The Kirkwood Center for Continuing Education is located at 7725 Kirkwood Boulevard SW.

The open house will follow a day of interviews for the seven candidates.

The men vying for the position are:

- Carl Austerman, who was most recently the Deputy Fire Chief for the City of Glendale, Arizona.
- Mark English, the Assistant Fire Chief with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department.
- Brian Giachino, District Fire Chief with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department.
- Scott Goodwin, a Division Chief with the City of Santa Fe Springs in California.
- Paul Hewitt, Combat Battalion Chief with the Salt Lake City Fire Department. 
- Stephen Reid, President and CEO of Stephen M. Reid and Associates in Washington, D.C..
- Gregory Smith, Battalion Chief with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department.

The candidate selected will be only the twelfth Fire Chief in the department's history.

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