Louisa County Fire Chief Resigns

By. John Haksch, Field Officer

The Louisa County Fire Chief Scott Keim resigned Monday evening (2/20).  His resignation is effective as of the end of the month.    Keim was hired as Chief of the Louisa County combined volunteer and professional Fire and Rescue services in July of 2010, when Robert Dubé was promoted from the post to that of County Manager. The earthquake of August 2010 occurred on his watch and his tireless efforts to ensure citizen safety and to provide the county and FEMA with comprehensive damage assessments garnered him praise from every agency involved.

Mr. Keim cited personal reasons – wanting to spend more time with his family – for relinquishing his post and returning to his former position as a Fire Captain in Albemarle County.

Mr. Dubé stated that Assistant Chief Kenneth Greene will assume the duties of Chief until a replacement for Mr. Keim can be found. This process could take weeks or months, depending on the number and qualifications of the applicants for the position.

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John Haksch is the Louisa County Field Officer for the Free Enterprise Forum a privately funded public policy organization.

The Free Enterprise Forum Field Officer program is funded by a generous grant from the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) and by readers like you.  To support our work please donate online at www.freeenterpriseforum.org

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