Carrier To Fill In As Upland Fire Chief

UPLAND—Dave  Carrier, who retired as Ontario’s fire chief in December, has been brought in to serve as Upland’s interim fire chief as that city recruits a permanent replacement for former chief Michael Antonucci. Carrier was fire chief in Ontario for 22 months, having replaced his boss, Chris Hughes, who was tapped to serve as Ontario city manager in February 2010. Carrier was with the city of Ontario fire department for 31 years of a 36-year firefighting career.
Carrier, 55, who continues to pull his pension from Ontario, will be provided with a $12,000 per month salary and no other benefits but workers compensation. His salary will be roughly $3,000 less than what was paid to Antonucci, who left as chief in September but remained in place for six months as a contract fire chief.
Since April 1, police chief Jeff Mendenhall has served in the capacity of fire chief.

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