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Rochester no longer requires fire chief to live in city. New chief hiring expected soon.

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Karen Dandurant
Fosters Daily Democrat

ROCHESTER — When a new fire chief is hired, he or she will no longer be required to live in the city.

The regulation requiring the fire chief to live in Rochester was amended by the City Council Tuesday to allow the chief to live within 20 miles of the fire station, and to establish that residency within six months of being hired.

The council removed part of the proposed amendment, which would have allowed the city manager to waive the residency requirement.

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