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The City of Pontiac Fire Department is led by Chief Scott Runyon. He began his career in the fire service in 1987 with the Fairbury Fire Department, and was hired full time by the Pontiac Fire Department in 1989. In 2001, Runyon was promoted to Lieutenant. In 2012, he was appointed Acting Chief, and was confirmed as Chief in 2013.

Daily management of the Pontiac Fire Department is done by the Shift Captains. The Lieutenants ride with their company on the fire engine and are responsible for company level leadership, daily management, and company accountability.