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Fire chief job on council agenda
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Shown is Luke McCormick after he was promoted to Great Bend fire chief in 2017. His resignation is on the City Council agenda Monday night.

The resignation of Great Bend Fire Chief Luke McCormick is scheduled to be on the City Council agenda when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, city officials said. It has been the topic of multiple executive sessions discussing non-elected personnel over recent council meetings

McCormick has not been in the office this week. However, city officials, including Interim City Administrator Logan Burns said they could not comment on the situation.

McCormick took over for the retiring Fire Chief Mike Napolitano in September 2017.

McCormick grew up in Timken and graduated from Otis-Bison High School. In 1996 he graduated from Barton Community College with an EMS certificate and this is when his journey as a EMT and firefighter began.

He was hired right after graduating from school as a rookie firefighter and worked his way through the ranks. In 2008, he was promoted to captain.