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After 23 years in public safety, West Jordan fire chief to retire

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WEST JORDAN, Utah (News4Utah) – The West Jordan Fire Chief is retiring after more than two decades in public safety.

When Marc McElreath joined West Jordan’s public safety team in 1994, there was no fire department and the city only had about 52,000 people. Now West Jordan boast a full-service fire department with 85 firefighters and four fire stations to serve 114,000 residents.

McElreath, the city’s third fire chief, served from April 2010 through December 2017. He was also assistant chief from January 2008 to April 2010. McElreath was the last person from West Jordan who was cross trained as both a police officer and a firefighter before the Public Safety Department split into two departments in 2000.

Deputy Chief Clint C. Petersen will serve as the interim Fire Chief effective Jan. 1, 2018.

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