Pittsburg Fire Chief to retire, Interim appointed

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg Fire Chief Dennis Reilly announces his retirement.

“The chief has had a long career in the fire service and we appreciate him spending the last two years as a firefighter with the city of Pittsburg, sharing his experiences and knowledge of fire tactics,” said Pittsburg City Manager Daron Hall.

Reilly has served in the fire service for more than 40 years. He’s served as the Pittsburg Fire Department Chief since September 2020.

“I’m excited to focus on my family, traveling, and my training and consulting business,” said Reilly. “It’s been an honor to serve the citizens of Pittsburg and I appreciate the opportunities I have been given.”

The city has appointed Battalion Chief Taylor Cerne as Interim Fire Chief.

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