CLEVELAND -- In a brief statement from the office of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, it was learned late Wednesday that Cleveland's Fire Chief Daryl McGinnis will retire effective Friday, Aug. 16.
Assistant Chief Patrick Kelly will serve as Interim Chief of Fire.
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McGinnis was assigned to non-supervisory, administrative duties at the Emergency Operations Center on August 1 while the Department of Public Safety conducted an internal review of McGinnis' training records and state-required certifications.
Training records showed that McGinnis only had 22 hours of training before he was sworn in as chief. The requirement is 40 hours.
McGinnis has been a Cleveland Firefighter for 27 years.
The Civil Service Commission will review the process necessary for Mayor Jackson to appoint a new Chief of Fire.