Mayor to announce appointment of new fire chief Friday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The mayor is set to announce who he will recommend to be appointed as the new Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Chief.

Mayor Mike Huether will make his announcement Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the City Hall Commission Room.

The City Council must approve of the candidate.

Former Chief Jim Sideras' last day of employment with the City was May 2 after an arrest warrant was issued on his home. Sideras was arrested on multiple charges of possession of child pornography on May 8.

Sideras had worked with SFFR for nearly 34 years and had planned on retiring at the end of June.