Interim Fire Chief J.R. Fox has announced that he will not apply for the permanent fire chief position at the Campbell County Fire Department.
The timing simply isn’t right; Fox said that the time required of a fire chief doesn’t line up with his current priorities right now, which are focused on his family.”
“It would be difficult to do the job and take care of my young family,” Fox said.
Though he has toyed with the idea of applying for the position off and on for the past several months, Fox said the sole reason he accepted his current position as interim chief was to set up an incoming fire chief for success
“Which is what I did,” Fox said. “The groundwork has all been done.”
One day, he continued, pursuing a position as a fire chief would be attractive, once the timing is right and he has more time to dedicate to the department.
As it stands, Fox has informed the Campbell County Joint Powers Fire Board that he will not be applying for the position right now.
Cory Bryngelson, board chairman, said on Wednesday, Jan. 23, that the board “thinks the world of [Chief Fox]” and would one day like to see him serve as fire chief.
He’s doing a great job as interim fire chief, Bryngelson concluded.