WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Local

Minneapolis Fire Chief Retiring After 30 Years Of Service

View Comments
(credit: Jupiter Images)

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Why Do People Want To Buy Things First?
  2. 4 Things To Know For Sept. 16, 2014
  3. Underground U Of M Lab Fights Food Terrorism
  4. Radisson Suspends Minnesota Vikings Sponsorship
  5. Peterson Allegations Give Vikings A PR Challenge

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis Fire Chief Alex Jackson announced Wednesday he is retiring from duty after more than 30 years of service.

Jackson’s last day as the Minneapolis Fire Chief will be Feb. 29. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said Wednesday he will nominate John Fruetel to succeed Jackson.

Jackson was the first African-American chief in the history of the Minneapolis Fire Department. He spent three years as the fire chief.

Fruetel was a Minneapolis firefighter for 31 years before he retired in 2010 as the assistant fire chief. He currently serves the city of Minneapolis as its Emergency Preparedness Training Manager.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,857 other followers