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Marion holding reception Saturday for fire chief candidates

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Marion residents will have an opportunity to meet the four people vying for the fire chief position at a reception on Saturday.

The reception will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Marion City Hall, 1225 6th Ave.

The four candidates include two current members of the Marion Fire Department, Jason Hansen and Debra Krebill.

Hansen is a 15-year veteran of the fire department and is currently a district chief and fire marshal. Krebill is a 23-year veteran of the department and currently serves as the interim fire chief.

The other two candidates are James Larsen and Lenny Sanders.

Larsen lives in Hampshire, Illinois, and has spent 33 years in fire service with both combination and paid departments. He is currently an emergency incident management instructor. Sanders has spent 20 years in fire service and emergency medical service experience. He is currently a staff critical care paramedic in West Burlington.

The fire chief opening was created when Terry Jackson retired this spring.

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