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Willmar fire chief Calvin resigning to take MnSCU position

WILLMAR -- Willmar Fire Chief Marv Calvin said today he will resign his position with the city on Aug. 9 and begin his new duties as fire liaison with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System beginning Aug. 13.

Calvin said he will be working with fire educators, program managers and MnSCU deans of fire training at Ridgewater College in Willmar.

"It's an excellent opportunity for me and the next step in the logical progression for my skill set,'' Calvin told the Tribune.

Calvin grew up in Pennock, graduated from Willmar High School in 1974 and joined the fire service in 1977. Prior to coming to Willmar as fire chief in January 2000, Calvin served as chief of the Apple Valley Fire Department and served as a firefighter paramedic for Burnsville.

David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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