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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Fort Thomas Appoints Chris Amon as New Fire Chief

New Fort Thomas Fire Chief Chris Amon

by Robin Gee, city council beat editor

The city of Fort Thomas has a new fire chief. Chris Amon, a captain in the department, has been approved by council to serve as fire chief starting next month.

18 N. Fort Thomas Ave. 

A city committee, as well as an outside assessment firm, reviewed qualifications and interviewed several top-notch candidates both from within and outside the department, said Mayor Eric Haas.

"We were so blessed in Fort Thomas because we had a lot of really good candidates. Any one of them could have easily filled this spot, there’s no question about that, but Chris rose to the top. We are excited to have him and really looking forward to him being our fire chief."

Council members voted unanimously to approve his appointment to the fire chief position. "I really am humbled to have this position. It’s been a privilege to work for the city of Fort Thomas...I have high expectation of myself and the staff over at the fire department, and we’re going to do great things." said Amon. 

He thanked retiring Chief Mark Bailey for his guidance and mentorship that prepared him well for the position.

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