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New Portland Fire & Rescue Chief sworn in

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Fire Chief Mike Myers (Photo: Portland Fire & Rescue) Fire Chief Mike Myers (Photo: Portland Fire & Rescue)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A new Portland Fire & Rescue Chief was sworn in on Thursday.

Chief Mike Myers was sworn in during a ceremony in City Hall Council Chambers.

Myers served as Fire Chief in Las Vegas for 26 years. He retired as the Fire Chief in 2013. After retirement he spent time traveling with his wife before returning to work as Fire Chief for the City of St. Charles, Missouri.

"Portland Fire & Rescue is one of the most respected departments in the country and it is an absolute honor to have the opportunity to lead the fine men and women of this organization. My wife Tara and I find Portland to be completely aligned with our lifestyle. We look forward to interacting with and serving our new community," said Myers.

Myers replaces former Fire Chief Erin Janssens who recently retired.

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