Steven Faulkner

Monticello Fire Chief Steven Faulkner has been placed on administrative leave with pay, according to Mayor Allen Maxwell.

Citing personnel issues, Maxwell declined to say why he placed Faulkner on administrative leave.

Maxwell said Monticello Fire Captain Kelly Reid is currently serving as interim fire chief and will be appointed fire chief on Wednesday.

Reid trains fellow firemen and teaches at the Arkansas Fire Academy in Camden, He was selected as the 2012 Monticello Fireman of the Year by the Monticello Lions Club.



Kelly Reid, left, is congratulated in October 2012 by Monticello Lions Club president Don Hogue when Reid was named Monticello Fireman of the Year