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Pierce tapped as Novi’s new fire marshal

Release date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Contact: David E. Molloy, Director of Public Safety 248-347-0504

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Kevin Pierce
The Novi Public Safety Administration is pleased to announce the promotion ofFire Protection Officer Kevin S. Pierce to the position of Fire Marshal.

Pierce, who has been serving as the acting fire marshal for the last several weeks, has exhibited leadership throughout his career and earned the selection following a rigorous promotional process. He replaces Fire Marshal Joe Shelton, who retired in August after a 31-year career with the Novi Fire Department.

"We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication Kevin has exhibited and what he has accomplished so far in his career," said Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police David E. Molloy. "The Fire Marshal is a crucial leadership position in our Public Safety team and works closely with the community and economic development departments to provide opportunities for growth in the city with an emphasis on safety."

Pierce started his career in Novi in December of 1997 as a paid-on-call firefighter and was promoted to full-time Fire Protection Officer in February of 2000. He is a National Fire Protection Association and State Certified Fire Inspector I & II, Plan Examiner, and State Fire Officer I, II, & III.

Pierce’s recognition includes the Medal of Valor award for rescuing a victim from a structure fire, two Lifesaving Awards involving cardiac arrest victims, five Letters of Commendation and a Merit Citation for fire inspections/prevention in 2011. He also received the Employee of the Month in July 2012.
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Novi Fire Marshal Kevin Pierce stands with Director of EMS and Fire Operations Jeff Johnson and Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police David Molloy
Kevin Pierce Named New Fire Marshal

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