Akron has a new fire chief, the 19th in the 180-year history of the fire department. It was a hire from within that Mayor Dan Horrigan says will help maintain continuity, stability and a commitment to community for one of the city’s most important services.
In 1988, Clarence Tucker walked into Akron Fire Station No. 7 for his first day as a firefighter medic. This week he walked into the same station to become chief of Akron’s 350 person Fire Department.