New Bettendorf Fire Chief
Bettendorf has a new fire chief. Friday the city announced the promotion of Assistant Chief Steve Knorrek to the position of fire chief. He's served as acting chief since last April when Gerry Voelliger retired.
A press release from City Administrator Decker Ploehn says city officials decided to hire from within their department instead of conducting a national search.
Knorrek joined the Bettendorf Fire Department in 1983, and since then he's held a variety of positions, including fire inspector, fire investigator, and personnel manager.
The city council will vote on his appointment next week (11/20), and a swearing in ceremony is scheduled for December 4th.