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Salisbury Mayor Nominates Hoppes for Fire Chief

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Acting Salisbury Fire Chief Rick Hoppes Acting Salisbury Fire Chief Rick Hoppes

SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton says he wants to see Acting Fire Chief Richard Hoppes become the fire department's permanent head. 

On Monday, Ireton forwarded Hoppes' name to the City Council for consideration.

 "It has been an honor to have Acting Chief Hoppes as our chief since 2010 and twice since I came into office.  He is an exceptional public servant and is committed to fire and EMS service for our citizens.  It is with that service to others in mind, that I nominate this exceptionally qualified man for the position of chief," Ireton said in a statement.

Hoppes began his career with the Salisbury Fire Department as a volunteer in 1985. He began his career service with the department in 1988. Hoppes has held many operational and administrative positions during his 28-year career, including firefighter/EMT, firefighter/cardiac rescue technician, lieutenant and training officer, captain, assistant fire chief and deputy fire chief of operations.  he has spent the last three years as acting fire chief of the Salisbury Fire Department. 

Hoppes has received many awards throughout his career, including multiple unit citations, department commendations and meritorious service awards.  He has been married for 29 years and has three children.  

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