CORALVILLE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Coralville is looking to hire a new fire chief because the current chief is retiring Friday, April 20.
According to a news release, Coralville Fire Chief David Stannard will conclude a more than 43 year career as a firefighter. He has served as the Coralville chief for 16 years, after starting as a volunteer in 1986. He then served as a training officer, captain, and assistant chief before being hired as chief in 2002. Stannard's career began with the Brighton Fire Department in 1975.
During his time as chief, Stannard oversaw the building of a second fire station and remodeling of Station 1, as well as adding dorm rooms for firefighters at each station.
The Iowa Fire Chiefs Association presented Stannard with the Roger W. Moody Award in 2014. The award recognizes an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the advancement of the fire service.
The City of Coralville will host a public reception in Chief Stannard’s honor from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at Coralville City Hall, 1512 7th Street.