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John Salas returns as fire chief

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - He's back. John Salas returns to government service, getting back into the swing of things at the Guam Fire Department as its new chief. Salas looks forward to overcoming the challenges that have been plaguing the agency such as the chronic shortage of ambulances and fire trucks.

He also pledges to do everything he can to ensure firefighters have the equipment they need to get the job done in the field. He also plans to continue the house cleaning initiated by his predecessor, Dave Peredo.

"I've got to meet up with my internal affairs officer and find out if there are any ongoing cases that needs to be followed up and taken care of and prioritize the incidents as they come in line," he said.

Salas served for 35 years at GFD before retiring; a part of his time at the agency was spent overseeing internal affairs.

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