Board of Selectmen Accept Fire Chief's Resignation

Robert Selinga is Serving as Acting Chief of Auburn Fire Department
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After meeting on June 4th with the officers of the Auburn Fire Department (AFD), the Board of Selectmen formally voted to accept the resignation of Edward Gannon as Fire Chief.

Long-time AFD member and Deputy Chief Robert Selinga of Auburn will serve as the Acting Fire Chief until a new Chief can be named.

Chief Gannon submitted his resignation in an e-mail message on May 22nd.  The June 4th meeting was the first scheduled meeting of the Board after the Chief's resignation.  The resignation was accepted by a vote of two in favor (Selectmen Headd and Leclair) and one opposed (Selectman Eaton).

In meeting with the Selectmen, the remaining officers of the department pledged to maintain the high level of service to the community which the department is known for during the interim period.  They also encouraged the Selectmen to search outside of the department for the next Fire Chief.

Specifics of the process to hire the next Fire Chief will be developed over the next few weeks with input from the members of the Fire Department.  Auburn has also been offered assistance in this process from neighboring departments and other fire service professionals.

The Fire Chief's resignation notice appears below.

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Ed Gannon
To: Jim Headd, Keith Leclair, Richard Eaton
Date: May 22, 2018 at 11:58 AM
Subject: Effective Immediately


After last night meeting it is clear to me that you have little to no intention of reappointing me therefore effectively immediately I resign my position.



Chief Edward Gannon