Board removes Montrose fire chief |

Board removes Montrose fire chief

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) – Officials say the Montrose Fire Protection District fire chief has been removed by the district’s board.

The Daily Sentinel reported Thursday that Bob Pistor, fire chief for the past 18 years, had been removed. Board chairman Steve Ellis declined to give any more details other than to say there are personnel changes happening within the district.

Authorities say the fire chief oversees daily operations like personnel and equipment.

Ellis said deputy fire chief Ted Rowan had been named as the acting fire chief.

Pistor told the Daily Sentinel that he was “retired.”