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Kansas announces new fire marshal

Published on -6/28/2012, 11:09 AM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- An official from the Kansas Department of Revenue has been named state fire marshal.

Gov. Sam Brownback announced the appointment of Doug Jorgensen on Wednesday. The appointment is effective July 1 but requires confirmation by the state Senate.

Jorgensen is currently the director of Alcoholic Beverage Control in the Department of Revenue department. He served as acting state fire marshal from January to July of last year, and also spent 28 years with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

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