Mike Myers named new Portland Fire chief

Mike Myers courtesy City of Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Mike Myers, a former fire chief in Las Vegas and St. Charles, Missouri, has been named Portland's next fire chief.

Commissioner Dan Saltzman named Myers to the position Monday and he'll officially start his post June 30.

Myers previously worked as fire chief in the City of Las Vegas and as fire chief for the City of St. Charles, Missouri.

"Portland Fire & Rescue is one of the most respected departments in the country and it is an absolute honor to have the opportunity to lead the fine men and women of this organization. My wife Tara and I find Portland to be completely aligned with our lifestyle. We look forward to interacting with and serving our new community," Myers said in a news release.

Current Portland Chief of Fire Erin Janssens announced her retirement earlier this year.

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