Former Acting Chief for UVFA Back from Leave

Former acting chief of the Ukiah Valley Fire Authority Kirk Thomsen is back with the department as a captain. Thomsen had been serving as interim chief of the UVFA after the retirement of former chief John Bartlett in late 2016, but was placed on leave in mid-December of 2017 for undisclosed reasons. The city would not comment on the issue calling it “personnel matters.” Division Chiefs Jeff Adair and Kevin Jennings “continue to share the fire chief role as the city continues to review and develope the vacancy announcement for recruitment.