Friday, March 26, 2010

Raider to serve as fire chief

Posted By on Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 4:59 PM

Dan Raider
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The city has announced that — as expected — long time employee and Deputy Fire Chief Dan Raider will serve as Fire Chief on an interim basis while Fire Chief Steve Cox takes on the duties of the interim city manager.

Cox agreed to serve as the city's top administrator after City Manager Penny Culbreth-Graft announced her resignation recently.

And now this from the city:

Acting Fire Chief will be Dan Raider

Colorado Springs Fire Chief Steve Cox has named one of his deputies to act as Fire Chief while Cox is serving as Interim City Manager beginning April 16. Dan Raider, who has nearly 40 years of experience in fire service and emergency medicine, will become Acting Fire Chief. He joined the Colorado Springs Fire Department in 1983.

Raider has been a Deputy Chief for more than seven years, at different times overseeing Operations or the Support Services Division. He served previously in positions as Firefighter, Paramedic, Lieutenant, Captain, and Battalion Chief. He has an extensive background in emergency medicine as a Paramedic and Registered Nurse.

Raider holds an Associates Degree in Nursing from Miami Dade Community College, a Bachelors Degree in Health Science from the College of St. Francis, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado.

“I am confident that under Danny’s leadership our Fire Department will continue to deliver the highest levels of emergency response, customer service and problem solving found anywhere in the country,” said Cox.

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