Meeker fire chief resigns during executive session Aug. 9

MEEKER | Meeker Fire Chief Terry Skidmore turned in his resignation during an executive session of the Meeker Fire Board last Thursday. The resignation was effective immediately.

Board president Doug Overton said he was unable to comment on the reasons for Skidmore’s resignation.

Asked what the district plans to do to fill the position, Overton said, “We’re just going to float for a while. Luke Pelloni is the assistant chief, and he’ll just step right up and take care of it.”

Skidmore brought 30 years of firefighting and EMS experience to the job when he was hired in 2016. His wife and one of his sons have served as volunteers on the department.

By Niki Turner |