03/19/14 - 10:27pm
Although the City of Kenai has a new fire chief hired from outside the department, he is a familiar face on the Kenai Peninsula.
Nine years since he left Central Emergency Services in Soldotna, Jeff Tucker returned to accept the top job at the Kenai Fire Department, replacing retired chief Mike Tilly. Tucker’s first day was Monday.
“I’m happy to be back and excited to be with the department with young energetic folks who really care about the community,” he said. “It has always been a dream of mine to come back to the peninsula.”