Richard Howard attended the Southwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2012, which enabled him to follow arson cases through the legal system.
EFD has added a new Fire Investigator, so Howard will work an administrative shift.
Chief Connelly expects this change to be more efficient, because Howard will be working Monday through Friday to follow cases.
Howard will also take a supervisory role for the other investigators, as well as the Public Information Officer for most fires and emergency runs.
Dan Grimm will be the primary contact for information from the administration, such as promotions, truck dedications and most other non-emergency related issues.
Grimm will also be the backup PIO for Howard.