Print CVFD hires new assistant chief from neighboring district
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Friday, 23 March 2012 00:00

The Camp Verde Fire District has a new man in the assistant chief position.

David Niehuis, the former assistant fire chief from Montezuma-Rimrock Fire District, is all smiles about his new position as assistant fire chief at Camp Verde Fire District on March 14. Niehuis began with CVFD on March 12, and his duties include supervising the day-to-day operations of the district.Dave Niehuis, most recently with the Montezuma-Rimrock Fire District, started his new job March 12.

The move comes after a bit of reshuffling in the district that used to have a fire chief, deputy chief and assistant chief.

The assistant chief position was left vacant in 2008 following a retirement. When former Deputy Chief Clayton Young stepped up to become the head chief following the retirement of Fire Chief Phil Harbeson in 2010, the deputy chief’s position was eliminated.

With Young and his staff managing the workload of both the chief and assistant chief, the district turned to Niehuis to become the new assistant chief.

For the full story, pick up a copy of the Wednesday, March 21, edition of The Camp Verde Journal.