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Kara Hackett | The Journal Gazette
Fire Chief Amy Biggs makes her first public appearance today since the announcement of her resignation.

Verbatim: Fort Wayne fire chief resigns

Statement as issued Tuesday by the city of Fort Wayne:

Fort Wayne, Ind. -- Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry today announced that Fire Chief Amy Biggs has submitted her resignation effective June 1.

The search for a new fire chief will begin immediately.

Biggs has served as Fire Chief since July 2012. She will remain with the Fort Wayne Fire Department returning to the rank of Captain. Biggs joined the Fort Wayne Fire Department as a firefighter in 1995. In 1999, she was promoted to Captain in the Fire Prevention Bureau and became Captain in the Operations Division in 2001, where she served for seven years, until being appointed to the position of Assistant Chief.

“I want to thank Amy for her service as Fire Chief. She’s a dedicated professional committed to protecting and serving our community,” said Mayor Henry. “I wish Amy well in her new position.”

“The experiences I’ve had during my tenure will truly be memorable for years to come,” said Fire Chief Biggs. “I stand proud to have represented the men and women of the Fort Wayne Fire Department as well as served the citizens of Fort Wayne. I look forward to my return to the Operations Division and the continued opportunity to make positive contributions in our community.”

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