In August, DeKalb County began a national search for a new fire rescue chief. Human resources conducted interviews with candidates deemed highly qualified for the job. From 110 applications, the field was narrowed to seven.
These seven were interviewed by a panel of subject matter experts from surrounding jurisdictions, a mayor from a city in the county and a representative from the board of commissioners.
The panel referred the top candidates to Interim CEO Lee May, who has decided on two finalists: Gary, Ind. Fire Chief Teresa Edwards and Fulton County Deputy Fire Chief Darnell Fullum.
Now, firefighters and the general public get to weigh in.
May has announced two forums to afford both candidates an opportunity to make a pitch and answer questions from a moderator.
DeKalb Fire Rescue personnel are invited to attend a forum Dec. 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Fire Rescue headquarters, 1950 W. Exchange Place in Tucker.
The general public is invited to attend a forum Dec. 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive in Decatur.