Thursday, February 22, 2024

NLFR Safety Captain Kusz announces retirement citing ethics concerns

Jim Kusz
Jim Kusz

Citing ethics and safety concerns, North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District Capt. Jim Kusz announced his retirement “sooner than intended” Wednesday night during a fire board meeting where interim Fire Chief Rob Dahlman was appointed fire chief for a one-year period.

“Thank you, it has been an honor to serve my community and our district,” Kusz said.

Dahlman was named interim fire chief in February following the retirement of longtime Chief Doug Kerr.

Kusz said the decision to retire Feb. 28, 2020, comes from his “morals and values.”

Kusz, a 23-year NLFR veteran, has held positions with the district as public information officer, public education officer, district safety officer and CERT liaison. He has been recognized as instrumental in keeping citizens of Lincoln City safe with his many programs and educational classes.

Jim Kusz and Diane
Jim Kusz and wife Diane

Kusz asked the NLFR board to continue its commitment to his ongoing programs, such as the Life Safety events organized for the Lincoln City community.

Dahlman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Justin Werner
Justin Werner
Justin Werner is the founder and editor of the Lincoln City Homepage, a trusted source of local news and information for residents and visitors of Lincoln City, Oregon. He is also a community leader, entrepreneur, and dedicated advocate for transparency and accountability in local government.


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