The City of Sedalia is pleased to announce the promotion of Matthew Irwin to Fire Chief. Chief Irwin has been an integral part of the fire department for over 24 years, steadily promoting up through the ranks holding each position within the department. Serving quite capably as Deputy Fire Chief for the last three years made him a logical choice to fill in as Interim Fire Chief upon Chief Harrell’s retirement in August of this year. And now, his demonstrated abilities in this capacity makes the decision to promote him to Fire Chief an easy one.
Chief Irwin holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science Technology, as well as, numerous other applicable certificates and training. He has also shown his leadership throughout the community through participating in many projects and events.
Serving in an interim capacity, Irwin has laid out a solid strategy for his plans to move an already solid department forward. It seems only fitting with October being fire prevention month that we can congratulate him this month in taking the next step in his career with the Sedalia Fire Department. We are excited to work with Chief Irwin in this new capacity.