Commission approves firefighter lists


The Urbana Civil Service Commission approved two eligibility lists for an entry level firefighter/paramedic position.

The commission approved initiating the hiring process in August.

Urbana Fire Chief Mark Keller said 48 applications were received, 40 applicants showed up for the written test, and the top 20 candidates took a physical agility test.

The commission approved a firefighter eligibility list with 16 candidates, then approved a firefighter certified eligibility list with the top five candidates.

The five candidates on the certified eligibility list in order of highest to lowest scores are John Flora, Michael Kelley, Neal Page, James Downing and Jacob Jones.

Keller said the division currently has one open position to fill and is anticipating potential retirements in the next few months.

By Nick Walton

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

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