Posted on Friday August 24, 2012
Contact: Alyson Junghans, Director of Human Resources
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FIRE CHIEF, MIKE STEINFORT, TO RETIRE FROM THE JUNCTION CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT
August 24th, 2012 - - The City of Junction City announces that Fire Chief, Mike Steinfort, will retire from the Fire Department effective November 1st, 2012 after 23 years of service.
Chief Steinfort started his fire service career with the Junction City Fire Department in June of 1989 as a firefighter and has advanced through every position in the department . Chief Steinfort accepted the position of Fire Chief in September of 2008. Under his leadership the JCFD achieved a reclassified fire suppression rating of 4 to 3 by the Insurance Services Organization. This rating improvement reduced fire insurance costs to city businesses and residents. Additionaly, his department received over an 80% satisfaction rating of fire and ambulance services in a recent citizen survey. Testiments to his dedication in providing quality services to the city and its residents throughout his career.
Plans for a ceremony to honor Chief Steinfort’s dedication to the City of Junction City and the Junction City Fire Department will be announced soon.