Healthcare Coalition rescinds offer to Sideras for executive director position

Former Sioux Falls Fire Chief Jim Sideras no longer has a job as the South Dakota Healthcare Coalition's executive director.

He had accepted a job there, announcing his retirement from Sioux Falls Fire Rescue to the media in April, and planned to begin in his new role this summer.

The South Dakota Healthcare Coalition said, in a statement to KSFY News, "On May 9th the Healthcare Coalition Governing Board rescinded the offer to employ Jim Sideras as the Executive Director for the coalition."

According to the affidavit, a warrant was issued at the home of the former fire chief May 2nd as part of an ongoing investigation into possible possession of child pornography. He was fired from the City a short time later. He now faces 10 counts of possession of child pornography and is expected in court Thursday, May 25.

Sideras spent 34 years with Sioux Falls Fire Rescue. Division Chief Brad Goodroad was announced Friday as the Mayor's pick for a new fire chief.