Nixa Fire Chief to Retire

The Nixa Fire Department is going to have a new leader.

Fire Chief Jon Trent, who has served his community since 1992, will be retiring from the department in December. Chief Trent began as a volunteer before officially joining the City’s fire department.

“I visited the station on Main St. and asked them if they needed additional help and how I could be of assistance if they did,” Chief Trent said in a statement released by the city.

City staff said that the process is underway to find the next Fire Chief. Applications from internal candidates are currently being accepted and outside applications will be sought at the end of July.

The city hopes to hire someone to serve as an interim chief during the last quarter of the year and then step into the role January 1, 2020.