Pictured: New West Frankfort Fire Chief Derek Sailliez with his family. (via the West Frankfort Fire Department Facebook page)
WEST FRANKFORT – The City of West Frankfort has a new fire chief.
At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, the Council appointed and swore in Derek Sailliez as Fire Chief.
According to a Facebook post from the West Frankfort Fire Department, Sailliez joined the fire department as a paid-on-call firefighter and was later hired as a full-time firefighter, then was promoted to the rank of Captain.
Sailliez has been working as Acting Fire Chief since March of this year. He replaces Fire Chief Jody Allen, whose retirement became official this month.