City of Muncie Appoints New Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief

Pictured L-R: Dan Ninde, Dan Ridenour, and Dan BurfordPictured L-R: Dan Ninde, Dan Ridenour, and Dan Burford

By Michele Owen—

MUNCIE, IN—On Tuesday morning, Mayor Dan Ridenour appointed Daniel Burford to the position of Chief of the Muncie Fire Department. Burford is a long time veteran of the Fire Department, and previously served as the Deputy Chief.

The previous Fire Chief, Robert Mead, retired earlier this year after nearly two years in the position and more than a decade of service to the department. Mead attended the swearing in ceremony, and pinned the new Chief’s lapels.

Firefighter Daniel Ninde, who had recently been promoted to Lieutenant, was appointed Deputy Fire Chief. The men will begin their new roles immediately.

Michele Owen is Communications Director for the City of Muncie.