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Roseville picks new fire chief

Rick Bartee, a 34-year veteran of the Phoenix Fire Department, was selected as Roseville’s new fire chief following a national search and interviews with three local panels.
Rick Bartee, a 34-year veteran of the Phoenix Fire Department, was selected as Roseville’s new fire chief following a national search and interviews with three local panels. City of Roseville

An assistant fire chief from Phoenix has been named the new fire chief in Roseville.

Rick Bartee, a 34-year veteran of the Phoenix Fire Department, was selected following a national search and interviews with three local panels. The panels were composed of fire professionals, community members and city staffers.

At the Phoenix Fire Department, Bartee had a number of responsibilities, including homeland defense, search and rescue, and hazardous incidents.

“I’m looking forward to this opportunity to lead a vibrant fire department at the City of Roseville,” Bartee, 54, said in a prepared statement.

Bartee will soon retire from the Phoenix department and take over Nov. 2 in Roseville. His annual pay will be $186,000.

The department has been headed by an acting chief since Marcus Reed left in November.

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