Lincoln Could Need a New Fire Chief

After one year on the job, Lincoln's Fire Chief, Niles Ford may already be on his way out.

He's a finalist for the fire chief position in Austin Texas.

Today, a hiring committee from Austin was in Lincoln.

Mayor Chris Beutler says Ford has been a good and effective leader but say he will not talk with Ford's Austin hiring committee

“I don't particular want to be a part of helping chief to leave.”

The mayor says while he doesn't plan to help, he doesn't fault Ford for wanting to further his career.

Ford makes $113,000 as Lincoln's chief.

The job in Austin pays $150,000.