A fire chief and two fire department members have resigned amid a city investigation into the Rural District Fire Department in Piedmont. Mayor Bill Kirkpatrick says the city is investigating claims that Rural District Fire Department Chief Josh Allen and other members of the department took a fire department vehicle on a personal trip. Two additional fire department members resigned from the rural district fire department at a meeting Monday night. Allen resigned over the weekend. Kirkpartrick says he will recommend Shane Babb as interim chief at the city council meeting on Tuesday. Seth Deck is the current interim Chief for Rural Fire Department in Piedmont. The board hopes to name a permanent chief at a meeting next Monday.
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