Southington seeking candidates for fire chief

Published on Monday, 11 September 2017 21:40


SOUTHINGTON - The town is seeking applications for fire chief.

Candidates also need to include a statement explaining how they would effectively manage a hybrid fire department - with both volunteer and paid, career firefighters.

The previous chief, 61-year-old Harold Clark, retired in February after 39 years of service. Eric Heath, 41, has served as interim chief since. Heath joined the department in 1999.

Clark, upon his retirement, received a severance agreement that will pay him $150,000 in three installments, in July 2018, 2019 and 2020.

He will also receive a pension. Clark had been paid $116,000 a year as chief.

Applicants must apply online at and reference job ID 1371.

For more information, call Theresa Buchanan, the human resources generalist, at 860-276-6299 or email her at

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, General News, Southington Herald on Monday, 11 September 2017 21:40. Updated: Monday, 11 September 2017 21:43.