Four Finalists in Vernon Fire Chief

The city of Vernon is one step closer to hiring a new fire chief.

They received 20 applications for the position, but they've narrowed the choices down to four finalists.  Two of them are from Texas and the other two are from out of state.  The city manager will be the one to hire the chief, but it's uncertain as to when that might happen.

Former Chief Kade Long left his job in August for a new position in Schertz, Texas.  He had replaced Kent Smead in the spring.  Smead retired after 30 years of service to the city.