The search has begun for a new fire chief in Defiance.
A meeting is set for Tuesday to discuss replacing Dave Schmaltz, the former fire chief who left at the end of January to take a position in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Right now, Assistant Fire Chief Tim Bowling is serving as the acting chief.
Bowling has expressed interest in applying for the chief’s position, and plans to take the civil service test.
The civil service commission is expected to lay out the procedure for hiring the new chief at next week’s meeting.
According to the 2014 budget, the chief’s pay was set at $70,000.