by Bristol Bugle Newspaper Correspondent Jim Nickel
On April 23 the Board of Directors of the Bristol Fire Department (BFD) appointed Fred Genslinger as fire chief of the department. Fred had served for several months as interim chief before the appointment.
Genslinger says that he will be a “working chief,” continuing to take his regular 24-hour shift and going on runs. He will also work “scattered hours,” spending some time in the office on his days off from Monday through Friday.
Fred has worked for the BFD for 12 years as a full time firefighter and paramedic. He came to Bristol from Gary, Indiana, where he served on that city’s department in the same capacities.
The new chief promises a transparent administration as he strives to meet the goals outlined in his recently published Vision Statement. He intends to provide “the very best service to the residents of Bristol, Washington Township, and York Township.”
The Bristol Bugle wishes him well as he begins this new chapter in his commitment to all those who rely on the Bristol Fire Department for emergency services.