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Taylor Cerne appointed Pittsburg Fire Chief

Taylor Cerne
Taylor Cerne

PITTSBURG, KS – The City of Pittsburg has announced that Battalion Chief Taylor Cerne has been appointed to the position of Fire Chief for the Pittsburg Fire Department. Cerne will succeed former Fire Chief Dennis Reilly, who recently announced his retirement.

“Taylor has been with the Fire Department for seventeen years in positions of increasing responsibility,” says City Manager Daron Hall. “His transition from Battalion Chief to Fire Chief will allow the Department to continue operating at a high level, while allowing him to use his leadership skills for the benefit of the firefighters. He will do an excellent job and I appreciate his commitment to our community.”

Taylor Cerne is a native of Altamont, Kansas and has lived in Pittsburg for 20 years. Cerne joined the Pittsburg Fire Department in March of 2005 and has held multiple positions at the department, most recently Battalion Chief.