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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) - The city of East Providence appointed a new fire chief of the East Providence Fire department on Monday.

Glenn J. Quick was appointed to the position following the recommendation of a panel interviewers and fire officials.

Quick was serving as the Acting Chief since September, 2019 and has over 30 years of experience in the fire service.

Mayor DaSilva was closely involved in the selection process and believes Quick has the skills to do well in the position.

"Glenn Quick has decades of experience in the fire service and is well-respected amongst his brothers and sisters in the fire service and has proven his teamwork and extraordinary leadership skills," said DaSilva.

Quick started his career withe the East Providence Fire Department in 1987 and rose through the ranks holding numerous battalion chief positions.

During his time with the Department he also served as chairman of the Grants Committee where he secured $16 million in federal, state, and local grants for the department.

“I would like to thank Mayor DaSilva for giving me the opportunity to lead the men and women of this great department,” Quick said. “It will be my job to promote a safe and healthy work environment for our firefighters and deliver the best services to our citizens.”

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