Commission approves fire captain lists


By Nick Walton - nwalton@civitasmedia.com



The Urbana Civil Service Commission approved two lists related to the Urbana Fire Division’s captain promotional process this week.

During a meeting on Wednesday, the commission approved the fire captain certified eligibility, list which contains three candidates for the position. The three candidates on the list in order of highest to lowest scores are Jason Croker, Chad Countryman and Tyler Wolf.

The commission also approved a fire captain eligibility list containing six candidates. The candidates on the list in order of highest to lowest scores including Croker, Countryman, Wolf, Eric Beverly, Brian Joyce and Chris Logan.

The promotional process was initiated by the commission in October in advance of the retirement of former captain Phil Kellenberger. When the fire captain promotional process was approved, the anticipated selection date was on or before Feb. 8.

The commission also approved the rescheduling of testing for the Urbana Police Division’s sergeant promotional process.

Urbana Police Chief Matt Lingrell explained that testing was previously approved for Jan. 9. Following the testing, Lingrell said multiple candidates stated the test material was different from what was available on the study guide.

After contacting the test provider, Lingrell learned the wrong test was given to candidates, voiding the test results from Jan. 9. A test on the proper material is scheduled for Saturday.

“This happened I think twice before, but many years ago where the wrong test was served,” Lingrell told the commission.

As a result of this error, Lingrell also asked for the promotional process to be pushed back two weeks. The tentative date to certify and eligible and certified eligible list was moved from Feb. 8 to Feb. 22.

The police sergeant promotional process was initiated in November following the retirement of former sergeant John Purinton.

By Nick Walton

nwalton@civitasmedia.com

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or Twitter @UDCWalton.

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or Twitter @UDCWalton.

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