By Paul Romer, The City of Belton
Belton Fire Chief Francisco Corona has announced his retirement following more than three years of service with the City. Chief Corona began his employment with Belton on March 31, 2012, following a 30 year career in various firefighter positions with the City of Temple. In his letter to Belton City Manager, Sam Listi, dated May 11, 2015, Chief Corona said, “I would like to thank you for the professional and personal opportunities that you have provided me during my tenure at this position.” Chief Corona added his appreciation for Council and community support which led to Belton Fire Department achievements enhancing public service response, including:
• Addition of a Pierce Pumper Truck in 2015;
• Addition of a new ambulance in 2013; and
• Implementation of automated stretchers for ambulances in 2012.
City Manager Sam Listi added, “I appreciate the dedication and commitment demonstrated by Chief Corona in his public safety career, and in his three years of service in Belton. We wish Chief Corona and his family the best in his retirement.”
Belton will immediately begin a comprehensive state-wide search for a new fire chief. Chief Corona’s last day with the City of Belton will be July 15, 2015.