Helena Fire Chief resigns

Posted at 4:22 PM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 19:44:10-04

HELENA- City Manager Ana Cortez confirmed to MTN that Fire Chief Mark Emert resigned his position Friday.

According to the city’s website, Emert had been chief since January 2016.

Cortez says Deputy Chief Ken Wood will serve as Interim Chief. Cortez says Assistant Chief Mke Chambers will also be assisting with duties until Wood returns from time off.

Former Helena Fire Chief Mark Emert, courtesy City of Helena

In an email, Cortez says the change is sudden and, ” We wish him the best as his excellent professional path continues.”

MTN has reached out Mark Emert for comment and update this story when we learn more.