The Dover Volunteer Hearth Division has a brand new chief.
DCF Chief Glynn Parker mentioned he was voted in as hearth chief on the final division assembly on July 11.
He’ll substitute former chief, Dan Hicks.
Hicks had been chief since 2018 and Parker has labored with the division for 4 years, in line with Parker.
Parker mentioned he has the backing of the division and feels he’ll do properly. Proper now, he’s trying into getting new tools for the division with grants the division has been awarded.
“It feels fairly good, it’ll be a problem although. There’s going to be loads of laborious work forward of all of us, however I feel we will do it and I feel we will make Dover stronger than it has ever been and we will turn into a group pillar,” he mentioned.
Parker mentioned that being chief was not one thing he sought out, however he mentioned when he was approached by a number of different firefighters about taking the place he began contemplating the appointment.
“I used to be reluctant at first however after I spotted I had the assist of the division I simply went forward and agreed. It truly caught me unexpectedly, I used to be not anticipating it to actually occur however they nominated me and I’m good with it, I’ve a number of good members there and we’re all going to work collectively and make it stronger,” Parker mentioned.