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CITY OF WARRENSBURG SELECTS NEW FIRE CHIEF
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, August 22, 2019
Contact: Harold Stewart, City Manager
Robert D. Shaw Jr. Hired as New Fire Chief – Begins Work September 3
Following a nationally advertised search by the executive recruitment firm of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, out of their Kansas City offices, City Manager Harold Stewart has announced the appointment of Chief Robert Shaw following a process that began in early May and concluded with on-site interviews held on Wednesday, August 14th.
Mr. Shaw was an employee of the Du Quoin, Illinois Fire Department for over 34 years, serving as Fire Chief for eight years until his retirement in 2018. Chief Shaw received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Service Management from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.
According to City Manager Stewart, “Warrensburg’s Fire Department has a very strong reputation for professionalism and continuous improvement. Bob Shaw possesses strong leadership experience and a record of supporting and encouraging training and employee safety, life safety code enforcement and economic development, all of which will enable him to hit the ground running”.
Chief Shaw will begin work on Tuesday, September 3rd with a starting annual salary of $87,000. A public meet and greet will be scheduled in the near future. Inquiries should be directed to Harold Stewart, City Manager, or Greg McCullough, Human Resources Director, at 660-747-9131.