By Caleb Hutton
Roger Christensen, the current interim fire chief of the Bellingham Fire Department, will retire once the city can find his replacement — meaning he won’t be in the running for a permanent job at the head the
Christensen replaced the retiring chief Bill Boyd in October. Before that, Christensen was second-in-command.
He said he hasn’t heard much about who has shown interest in the job — mostly because it hasn’t really been advertised yet. But he’s prepared to step down once Mayor Kelli Linville and her team choose a successor.
“That could be as early as this June, or it could be next June,” he said.
The interim fire chief said he’s notified the proper internal people at the department of his plans.