BREAKING: City of Sioux Falls Ends Employment with Fire Chief Jim Sideras

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Update: Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Chief Jim Sideras’ last day of employment with the City of Sioux Falls is effective immediately. Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether announced late Tuesday afternoon that Division Chief Brad Goodroad will serve as interim Fire Chief until the city can conclude the employment process for selecting the next Fire Chief which is already underway.

Sideras was employed from August 29, 1983, through May 2, 2017. He was appointed Fire Chief on July 21, 2011. The City of Sioux Falls is not commenting any further at this time.

Earlier today the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at an address listed under Sioux Falls’ Fire Chief Jim Sideras.

They conducted the search on the 4400 block of S. Magnolia Ave. and public records show Sideras as the owner of the home. The DCI is not commenting on the investigation, but says any charges would come from the Minnehaha County States Attorney. Sideras announced his retirement from Sioux Falls Fire Rescue earlier this month.

 

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