MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Board of Trustees approved March 13 the promotion of firefighter Sgt. Adam Munro to deputy fire chief, filling a role that had been vacant for more than a decade.
Fire Chief Robert Phillips said the position was needed due to the population growth in the township.
Munro has been with the Macomb Township Fire Department since 2010 as a full-time sergeant with the force.
John Brogowicz, the township’s Human Resources Department director, said Macomb had an assistant fire chief position — essentially the same as a deputy fire chief — until 2003. He was not sure why the position was left vacant because the decision was made before his arrival.
“I was asked to not replace the assistant chief,” he said.
Phillips said the board established the position of deputy fire chief in May 2012. Originally, Munro was to be promoted last year, but in October, Phillips requested the board delay its decision because the department was re-evaluating its long-range plans. Since then, Phillips said the planning process had been completed.
Munro has 21 years of experience in firefighting, dating back to his first two years as a firefighter for the U.S. Navy.
Prior to 2010, Munro worked as an assistant fire chief in the Kenockee Township Fire Department beginning in 1994, and for two years before that, he served as a firefighter on the U.S.S. Juneau.
In 2012, Munro completed his associate degree in fire science from Macomb Community College.
Munro described his new position as the right-hand man to Phillips.
“I’ll still be doing training and also day-to-day operations in the fire department and assist the chief,” Munro said. “It’s second in order and helping him out with things that come up every day that need to be taken care of in an expedited manner.”
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