Fire marshal appointed to Paragould Fire Department - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Fire marshal appointed to Paragould Fire Department

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

The Paragould City Council approved an ordinance to appoint a fire marshal to the Paragould Fire Department.

The council hosted their regularly scheduled meeting Monday night.

Fire Chief Kevin Lang says Division Chief Chris Rollings was appointed as the fire marshal for the department.

Lang said having Rollings serve as a fire marshal would allow fire investigations to remain in-house and gives Rollings law enforcement authority.

In the past, the department worked with the Paragould Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Department on fire investigations.

Lang said Rollings will have to complete additional law enforcement classes throughout the year.?

Copyright 2016 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

    Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

    Saturday, January 13 2018 11:01 AM EST2018-01-13 16:01:55 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:05 PM EST2018-01-16 21:05:27 GMT
    Several mostly Republican-leaning states are lining up to implement work or job-training requirements for certain Medicaid recipients now that the Trump administration has allowed it.
    Several mostly Republican-leaning states are lining up to implement work or job-training requirements for certain Medicaid recipients now that the Trump administration has allowed it.
  • West Memphis fire crews battle motel fire amid snowfall

    West Memphis fire crews battle motel fire amid snowfall

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:38 PM EST2018-01-16 18:38:37 GMT
    (Source: West Memphis Fire Department)(Source: West Memphis Fire Department)

    West Memphis Fire Department battled through the snowfall to take out an early morning motel fire Tuesday. 

    West Memphis Fire Department battled through the snowfall to take out an early morning motel fire Tuesday. 

  • SLIDESHOW: Greene Co. mug shots, Jan. 14-20

    SLIDESHOW: Greene Co. mug shots, Jan. 14-20

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:56 AM EST2018-01-16 16:56:23 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:10 PM EST2018-01-16 18:10:05 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Greene County Sheriff's Office.

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Greene County Sheriff's Office.

Powered by Frankly