Oracle Fire District names Southard as Fire Chief

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Members of the Oracle Fire District Board pose with the newly named fire Chief, Larry Southard. (John Hernandez photo)

By John Hernandez

The Oracle Fire District Board has hired Larry Southard as the chief. The Fire Board interviewed four applicants for the job.

Southard was the unanimous choice of the Board members, as he had been acting as the interim chief.

He thanked the Board for their support, saying, “We will continue to move forward.”

“This was our best choice in the long run,” said Board member Ellie Brown.

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Larry Southard is sworn in as Oracle Fire Chief by board member Bud Bristow. (John Hernandez photo)

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