Mayor Henry Selects Amy Biggs to Become Next Fire Chief of Fort Wayne

By Scott Sarvay
By Daniela Salvador

June 13, 2012 Updated Jun 13, 2012 at 6:55 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – A 17-year veteran of the Fort Wayne Fire Department has been promoted to be the city’s next Fire Chief.

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced Wednesday that current Assistant Chief Amy Biggs will take over for retiring Fire Chief Pete Kelly.

Biggs will then oversee fire protection for the 110 square miles of the City of Fort Wayne and manage a department of nearly 400 firefighters, posted at 18 fire stations.

Fire Chief-elect, Amy Biggs pledges to continue the exceptional service and to move forward with training, apparatus and technology improvements and become closer with the community..

“We want to be more interactive with the community,” Biggs said. “We really want to certainly maintain our high level of training and our professionalism, but we want to be able to be more in touch with the community. I think that's one of the primary things we are going to accomplish under my direction.”

Chief Kelly is retiring from his position in a few weeks.

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