Falls fire chief leaves post

July 10, 2013

Menomonee Falls Fire Department Chief Jeffrey Hevey has left his post to take a new position in Texas.

Hevey's last day with the Falls Fire Department was July 5, confirmed Menomonee Falls Chief of Police Anna Ruzinski. Word initially surfaced on social media in June that Hevey was leaving for Texas, but he would not comment until details were finalized.

Donald Umhoefer is serving as the acting fire chief.

Hevey was named fire chief of the Harris County Emergency Service District No. 48, which is located in western Harris County between Houston and Katy, Texas. The district services a community of more than 100,000 people within a 45-square mile area.

Hevey was appointed as the Menomonee Falls Fire Department chief in January 2009.

"We wish him well, it's a great opportunity for him and we understand why he made that decision," Ruzinski said.

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