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Chambersburg fire chief resigns

February 23, 2001

Chambersburg fire chief resigns



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Fire Chief Allen Baldwin said Friday he is leaving the job of chief after 5 1/2 years to take on bigger responsibilities as director of the emergency response teams on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

In that job, which Baldwin, 37, assumes on March 9, he will be responsible for all emergency response operations, including accidents and traffic management, on the turnpike. His office will be in the turnpike's main office in Highspire, Pa., west of Harrisburg.

Baldwin is the second man to hold the paid fire chief's job in Chambersburg. The position opened in the mid-1970s. He said his salary in Chambersburg is in the $50,000 range.

During his tenure the Chambersburg Fire Department replaced and refurbished some of its older equipment, upgraded training and became more involved in community activities, Baldwin said.

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He came to Chambersburg from McCandless Township in Western Pennsylvania where he worked as the township's fire and building official. Baldwin grew up near Pittsburgh.

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