Fire chief search nears finish line
Only five of the original 44 applicants remain to fill the newly created full-time paid position of River Falls fire chief. There were six, but one dropped out.
Chris Cernohous, current volunteer fire chief and also a River Falls public works employee, is one of the remaining five.
Cernohous has been with the River Falls Fire Department for almost 15 years. He was named interim chief last year, succeeding Bob Schwalen.