Portland fire chief announces retirement

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PORTLAND — City Fire Chief David Jackson will retire at the end of the month, after 27 years of service.

Jackson’s retirement was announced by City Manager Jon Jennings in a press release Tuesday.

“It’s been a pleasure working with him for the last two and a half years, and I’m really grateful that he stepped up to the Chief’s role when we needed him. I wish him all the best in his retirement and future endeavors,” Jennings said.

Jackson replaced former Chief Jerome LaMoria, first on an interim basis, in October 2015.

Prior to that, Jackson was Assistant Chief of Emergency Operations. His career began in July 2000, and he has served at stations on Stevens Avenue and Congress Street on Munjoy Hill.

Jennings said he will name an interim replacement for Jackson as soon as possible.

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