Fire Chief in Kokomo announces he will step down

(Provided Photo/ Kokomo Fire Department)

KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) – A new fire chief will be named in Kokomo after the current Fire Chief Pat O’Neil announced he will be stepping down.

According to 24-Hour News 8’s new partners at the Kokomo Tribune O’Neil made a formal recommendation for his successor to Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight. He suggests Nick Glover lead the department and Mayor Goodnight agrees to appoint Glover as the new chief.

O’Neil has been with the department for 36 years and served as chief for the last five years. O’Neil will remain with the department as battalion chief to help transition Glover until his formal retirement in January 2016.

Glover joined the Kokomo Fire Department in 1995. He has been an EMT, captain, fire inspector and deputy chief.

Glover will become the 34th chief of the Kokomo Fire Department. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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