Three candidates will be interviewed for the position of Clinton fire chief this Friday. Current Chief Mark Regenwether will retire at the end of March.

Two of the candidates are members of the Clinton Fire Department. Fire Marshal Mike Brown will interview for the position, as will Battalion Chief and Ambulance Director Joel Atkinson. Camanche Fire Chief David Schutte will also be interviewed.

Regenwether’s retirement will also mark the consolidation of two command positions in the fire department.

A letter was sent to the Civil Service Commission on March 14 indicating the city’s intention to eliminate one of the three command positions. Which one will be eliminated will depend on the hiring process for the fire chief, according to the letter.

Brown, as fire marshal, currently holds one of the three command positions.