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New Deputy Fire Chief

The Clinton Fire Department is pleased to announce that Lieutenant Matt Willings has been named Deputy Fire Chief of the Clinton Fire Department.

Matt Willings named
Deputy Fire Chief of
the Clinton Fire Department.

Deputy Chief Willings began his career with the Clinton Fire Department in February of 2006. Since that time, Chief Willings has worked his way through the ranks of the Clinton Fire Department serving for the last four years as a Lieutenant. Deputy Chief Willings holds several certifications from the Missouri Division of Fire Safety. Several of these pertain directly to his new position such as Fire Service Instructor II, Live Fire Instructor, Fire Investigator and he is currently in the process of obtaining his EMT National Registry.

Deputy Chief Willings is a long time resident of Clinton. He and his wife Melissa are parents of three sons, Wesley, a 2019 graduate of Clinton High School, currently attending State Fair Community College, Hunter, a Freshman at Clinton High School, and Owen, a second-grader at Henry Elementary. Chief Manuel and the Clinton Fire Department are excited about what the future holds for the CFD as Deputy Chief Willings steps into his new role.

Clinton Appoints New Fire Chief

Mayor Greg Lowe and the Clinton City Council are pleased to announce that Deputy Fire Chief Mark Manuel has been named Chief of the Clinton Fire Department (CFD).

Mark Manuel named
Chief of the Clinton Fire Department

Chief Manuel began his 27 years of service with the CFD as a volunteer firefighter in March 1993. He became a career firefighter in October 1995. Since that time, Chief Manuel has served in every position at the CFD. He was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief in October 2017, being named Interim Fire Chief in December 2019, upon the retirement of Chief Leo Huff.

As Deputy Fire Chief, one of the many responsibilities assumed by Manuel was the administration of the CFD training program. Under his leadership, the CFD recently attained full compliance with ISO training requirements, for the first time.

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