We are getting closer to getting a new fire chief in Shreveport. Mayor Adrian Perkins is wrapping up the interviews and will be making his choice in the near future.

A spokeswoman for the mayor says 10 of the 11 finalists have been interviewed and the process is winding down.

Perkins announced on March 2 that he narrowed the list from 18 applicants for the interview process. He expected this interview process to take about 2 weeks.

Perkins will make a recommendation for his pick to the City Council when the interview process is complete.

Chief John Lane stepped up to serve as substitute chief when Chief Scott Wolverton retired late last year. Lane is not one of the applicants for the post.

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