South Bend Fire Chief awarded top honor

INDIANAPOLIS -- South Bend's Fire Chief, Howard Buchanon, is Indiana’s newest Fire Chief of the Year!

Chief Buchanon worked his way from the very bottom to the very top of his department during his 38-year career.

That's according to his younger brother, who is also a South Bend firefighter - Battalion Chief Carl Buchanon.

Chief Carl is the one who nominated his big brother for the top honor.

Fire Chief of The Year is given by the Indiana Fire Chiefs Association at the State Emergency Response Conference in Indianapolis.

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