Assistant Fire Chief Will Serve as Interim Fire Chief in Waukesha
Police & Fire Commission will soon begin search for next fire chief.
Assistant Fire Chief of Administration Steve Howard has been named the interim fire chief to served the Waukesha Fire Department between Chief Allen LaConte’s departure and until the Police and Fire Commission hires a new chief.
LaConte is retiring from the fire department after three decades of firefighting experience. LaConte announced in November that he would be retiring.
The Waukesha Common Council has approved funding for a new fire chief to begin this summer. The Police & Fire Commission, an appointed governing body in charge of hiring decisions at the police and fire departments, is asking Interim City Administrator Steve Crandell to request bids from at least three search firms as the commission looks for the next fire chief.