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Sources: City fire chief to resign soon

Fort Wayne Fire Department Chief Amy Biggs will soon resign her position, sources within city government say.

One of the sources who knows about meetings between Biggs and other city officials confirmed rumors Monday night that Biggs would soon resign.

Attempts to contact Biggs by phone and at her home Monday were unsuccessful.

Biggs joined the Fort Wayne Fire Department in 1995 and has served in multiple roles in the inspection division, fire prevention and code enforcement. In 2001, she became a captain and seven years later was promoted to assistant chief where she oversaw the department’s human resources and internal affairs.

In June 2012, Mayor Tom Henry announced Biggs would replace retiring Chief Pete Kelly, who moved up his departure from Aug. 3 to June 29.

On July 2, 2012, Biggs was sworn in as the city’s new fire chief – the first woman to be chief in the department’s 173-year history.

After her swearing in, Biggs discussed plans to diversify the department, improve emergency response times, increase firefighter safety and focus on better communication from her office and on down.

Jeremy Bush, president of the fire union, said last year their new leader was “definitely a firefighter’s chief.”

“The relationship between management and labor, I don’t think it’s ever been as good as it is now,” Bush told The Journal Gazette.

More information is expected to come from city or fire department officials today.

jcrothers@jg.net

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