Cordes Named New Fire Chief

NORFOLK - Norfolk City Administrator Shane Weidner has announced the appointment of a new fire chief. At what Weidner described as an "intimate promotion ceremony" this morning, Scott Cordes was named the seventh fire chief in the history of Norfolk. Cordes has been the city's prevention manager, and also served as fire chief since Weidner was named interim city administrator in January. Three other members of the Norfolk Fire Division also applied for the position. All four were interviewed Wednesday by the Civil Service Commission and Weidner. Weidner says Cordes' promotion means the city will now be taking applications for a new prevention manager.