Danville fire chief taking same job in Williamsburg

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Fire Chief David Eagle announced he will step down from the Danville Fire Department, effective Oct. 11, to take another job.

Eagle has served as a firefighter for 25 years, serving as chief in Danville for 12 of those years.

“It has been a great honor to serve my hometown as fire chief,” Eagle said. “I have been privileged to serve with an outstanding team of dedicated firefighters, and I am confident that the high level of service that our community has grown to expect will continue.”

City Manager Ken Larking informed City Council of Eagle's decision Tuesday.

Though he is leaving the City of Danville, Eagle will go on to join the City of Williamsburg as fire chief. His first day in Williamsburg is Oct. 15.

Assistant Fire Chief Mike Jefferson will take over as interim fire chief Oct. 12. Jefferson has served in the Danville Fire Department since May 1987.

Larking said he will conduct a comprehensive search for Danville's next fire chief, using a similar process to the search for Police Chief Scott Booth.

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