Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Long replaces Don Minor, who retired after 30-plus years of service with the fire department.
Adam Long has been appointed the new chief of the University City Fire Department. He replaces Chief Don Miner, who recently retired after 32 years of service. See our previous story: U City Fire Chief Don Miner Retiring in December Long has spent 30 years with the City of St. Louis Fire Department. He currently serves as the Chief of Fire Operations for the City of St. Louis at Lambert International Airport. “I am very pleased that Adam Long will be the new Fire Chief of University City,” said City Manager Lehman Walker. “His experience and his determination make him a great fit for the position and for our community.” His first day on the job will be Jan. 28.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Miner's retirement from the University City Fire Department will be effective Dec. 31, 2012.
After two years as chief and 30 more with the University City Fire Department, Don Miner is retiring at the end of 2012. Miner's retirement was announced Tuesday at the city council meeting. He was named chief in December 2010 after spending three months as interim chief. City Manager Lehman Walker told Patch that the city will begin to search for a new chief immediately. He said the city would look both at internal and external candidates. "We're looking for the best person for the job," Walker said. Both Walker and Mayor Shelley Welsch commended Miner for his years of service to the department. Miner told Patch when he was named chief that he wanted to upgrade medical capabilities and training. University City was one of the first …