Grand Rapids names interim fire chief

Posted at 1:51 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 13:51:22-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Deputy Fire Chief Margaret Felix has been named the city’s interim fire chief.

The promotion follows the announcement that Chief Laura Knapp is retiring.

Felix will take over as interim chief Jan. 9 until the position is filled.

Felix informed city officials she is not interested in being fire chief permanently, according to a release. She has been with the department for 31 years.

Grand Rapids will announce the recruitment process for the next fire chief in the coming days.