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Omaha Fire Chief retiring in May

Feb 24, 2016

Omaha Fire Chief Bernard Kanger plans to retire in May.

A news release from Mayor Jean Stothert’s office says Kanger notified them Tuesday of his retirement, effective May 6. Kanger is a 25 year veteran of the Omaha Fire Department.

Mayor Stothert plans to name an interim Fire Chief prior to Kanger’s retirement. A national search will be conducted for a new fire department leader.

In a statement, the Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Association thanked Kanger for his service to the department, and the community for its support.

Kanger became Omaha Fire Chief in May 2014.