Kadel is Homer Fire Department’s new Assistant Fire Chief. Before working in Homer, Kadel was a Deputy Chief in Girdwood for 20 years.
Kadel says he is excited to get to work and wants to focus on capacity building.
He plans to start teaching an introductory firefighting class for about eight new recruits from Homer, the Anchor Point Fire Department and Kachemak Emergency Services.
Even though Kadel just got here, he has already received fan mail.
“This is a card I just received yesterday. It says, ‘You’re an angel, a star and a blessing,” Kadel read..