The City of Peru, Indiana

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Peru Fire Department names new Chief

Peru Fire Department names new Chief

City of Peru

35 S. Broadway

Peru, IN 46970

11:03AM ET

PERU, Oct. 17, 2017 – Peru Fire Department Head Chief Chris Betzner will be passing his duties to former Asst. Fire Chief Eric Hawk as of Monday, October 16, 2017. 

Hawk brings over 20 years experience to the Peru Fire Department as the new acting Head Chief, and will be taking up the duties of chief leading up to Betzner’s retirement in May of 2018. Betzner’s transition comes after 32 years with the Fire Department, and will make the transition easier for Hawk, ensuring the department stays functioning well. Mr Betzner will be working with Eric Hawk giving him the support he needs in his new position until his retirement in May of 2018. 

The City of Peru wishes both men the best in their future endeavors with the Peru Fire Department, and appreciates their years of service. 



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