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Veteran firefighter to become new chief in Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on August 5, 2014

The next fire chief in Ottawa knows his way around the department.

Captain Steve Haywood will take over later this month for retiring Chief Jeff Newbury. Haywood has been with the Ottawa Fire Department for 27 years starting as a firefighter. He moved up to become a lieutenant before his current title of captain. Haywood is the EMS coordinator for the fire department and is part of the MABAS Division 25 Hazardous Materials Response Team.

Newbury is retiring to be an assistant professor of fire science at Sauk Valley Community College.

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