Gosnell takes reign as new Okolona fire chief

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by WHAS

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 4, 2013 at 7:38 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A new chief was sworn in Sunday at the Okolona Fire Department.

Chief Chris Gosnell was formally promoted during a ceremony at the Okolona Fire Station.

He joined the department back in June of 1985 as a volunteer firefighter and has more than 25 years of experience.

Gosnell takes over for former Chief Rich Carlson, who retired after 39 years with the department and was a longtime supporter of the WHAS Crusade for Children.

As fire chief, Gosnell will manage a $5.2 million operating budget with 75 fire personnel.
 

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