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Deb Krebill Marion's New Fire Chief

MARION, IA (CBS2/FOX28) -- A woman who has served with the Marion Fire Department for over 20 years will now lead the public service agency.  Deb Krebill was named Marion's new fire chief.  She becomes the first woman in the city's 175 years to hold that position.
   Chief Krebill has been with Marion Fire Department for more than 20 years and has served in numerous leadership capacities, said City Manager Lon Pluckhahn. Deb has dedicated her life to the fire service and has a strong record of community involvement, she will continue to serve the city well in this role, Pluckhahn said.
   Chief Krebill will make administrative and operational decision for the Department pertaining to fire prevention and code enforcement, firefighting, emergency medical services, special operations, planning, budgeting, public education, training and supervision.
   "It is a privilege for me to be able to serve the city of Marion as its next fire chief. I am fully aware of the responsibilities I am accepting with this position and confident our Department will meet the challenges and needs of our community as it continues to grow, said Krebill. I am fortunate to have highly skilled firefighters, a dedicated administrative staff, and the support of City staff to assist me in carrying out the mission of the Marion Fire Department."
   Krebill joined the Marion Fire Department in 1991 as a firefighter/paramedic, working her way up through the ranks as shift captain, captain/deputy fire marshal, and district chief/fire marshal. She became Marions deputy fire chief in 2012, and most recently served as interim fire chief since former Chief Terry Jacksons retirement earlier this spring.
 
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