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Maine fire department loses fourth chief since June 2021

Curt Melcher, a 22-year veteran firefighter, was appointed interim chief of the Livermore Falls Fire Rescue Department on July 19 and resigned Friday


Livermore Falls Fire Rescue Department’s next interim chief had not been appointed as of Wednesday.

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Donna M. Perry
Sun Journal

LIVERMORE FALLS, Maine — Another chief has resigned from the Livermore Falls Fire Rescue Department, the fourth one since June 2021.

Curt Melcher of Livermore Falls, a 22-year veteran firefighter appointed interim chief July 19, resigned Friday, effective immediately, Town Manager Amanda Allen said Tuesday.

Melcher replaced Chief Mike Booker, who resigned June 30 but stayed until someone was appointed. Booker was appointed chief in January.

Deputy Fire Rescue Chief Scott Shink retired from service on June 30. He was appointed interim chief on June 29, 2021, when Edward Hastings IV left to return to work at the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

No one has been appointed as interim fire rescue chief, Allen said Wednesday.

"(Curt) was doing an amazing job,” Allen said of Melcher.

Bobby Cummins is the assistant fire rescue chief.


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