Colorado Fire Chief Fired, Personnel Matters Cited

DENVER -- Fairmount Fire Chief Don Angell has been fired by the Fairmount Fire Protection District's Board of Directors. The move comes one week after officials announced Angell had been placed on paid administrative...


DENVER --

Fairmount Fire Chief Don Angell has been fired by the Fairmount Fire Protection District's Board of Directors.

The move comes one week after officials announced Angell had been placed on paid administrative leave.

Initially, officials said Angell was put on leave while the board investigated certain personnel matters involving the chief.

On Friday, officials said Angell was terminated due to "recent administrative differences."

"Deputy Fire Chief Joel Hager has been named interim fire chief indefinitely while the board considers future possibilities," officials said in a news release.

Fairmount Fire serves the community of Fairmount, between the towns of Golden, Arvada, and Wheat Ridge. Fairmount has 18 career firefighters and more than 60 volunteer firefighters, according to its website.

Fairmount Fire has two fire stations and is designing a third fire station.

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