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Kerr Draws EEOC Complaint
Fire Marshal/Battalion Chief Don Smith charges reverse discrimination
"...Controversy over Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr's diversity efforts continue to roil the department:..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Kerr 'Clarifies' AFD Safe Driving Policy – Again
In response to criticism, the fire chief has further tweaked AFD's safe driving policy
"...is not hindered by policy, Austin Fire Department Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr on Aug. 28 clarified the department's newly..."

Sept. 4, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Drew Garcia Sues City, AFD Chief Kerr
Firefighter continues fight over barred acceptance into AFD
"...department's hand. The suit accuses the city and Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr of keeping Gar­cia from joining the department..."

Nov. 17, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

The Fire at AFD
Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr leads a department flaming with labor, race, and gender politics
"...On a rainy weekday in September, Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr is sitting in her office. Apart from..."

Oct. 16, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Where’s the Fire, Chief?
City announces finalists to succeed Rhoda Mae Kerr
"...Austin Fire Department, the city announced Wednesday. Former chief Rhoda Mae Kerr joined the long list of departing senior..."

Oct. 19, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Hall Monitoring
Lake boardwalk, solar farm, and fire department staffing snafus at City Hall
"...proposal marks an auspicious beginning for new fire chief Rhoda Mae Kerr...."

March 5, 2009 News Post by Wells Dunbar

She's The Chief!
Ott selects Rhoda Mae Kerr
"...were, Austin's first African-American city manager will today name Rhoda Mae Kerr to be Austin’s first female Fire Chief...."

Nov. 13, 2008 News Post by Katherine Gregor

The Color of Fire
The Austin Fire Department is making another attempt at staff diversity – will it do any better this time?
"...Yet Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr defends the city hiring a consultant. "The..."

May 13, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Kerrtains at AFD
Fire chief to leave for Florida
"...staff memo issued on Feb. 7, Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr abruptly announced that she'd be ending her..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Department of Strange Clarifications
Fire chief sets the record straight
"...11), I inadvertently helped put Austin Fire Department Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr in the awkward position of announcing (initially..."

March 18, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

Last Call for DWIs at AFD?
Fire chief cracks down on drunk driving firefighters
"...but rather that it took Austin Fire Department Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr so long to drop the hammer...."

Aug. 1, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Contract Talks Getting Hot at AFD
Firefighters association president accuses city of bad faith bargaining
"...relayed those proposed changes, which would give AFD Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr more discretion over hiring. The current process..."

July 21, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

AFD Disqualifies Union President From Firefighter Candidacy
Firefighter allegedly disqualified in retaliation for union position
"...the ESD 4 firefighters' union, Local 4848. AFD Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr released a statement saying only that Garcia..."

July 14, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Fire Chief Fights Diversity Battles
Kerr called back to Arkansas for a pending lawsuit
"...It seems that controversy follows Austin Fire Department Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr wherever she goes. While extinguishing local blazes..."

July 17, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Fiery Colors
Reorganizing the AFD is about money ... and justice
"...the Fire Department. At the behest of new Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr, it would name three new assistant chiefs,..."

May 22, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Sirens at AFD
A new fire department policy mandating safe driving practices has sparked controversy
"...a safe driving policy, rewritten by Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr, which took effect Aug. 11. Among other..."

Aug. 28, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Leaked AFD Exam Adds Fuel to Fire
Allegations of cheating exacerbate Fire Department's diversity woes
"...use, or worse. So when Austin Fire Department Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr hastily took the podium at City Hall..."

May 27, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Council E-mails Prompt Ethics Complaint, Lawsuit
The consequences of hitting the send button
"...critical of a proposal by Austin Fire Department Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr to hire an outside consultant to design..."

March 11, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

Hired / Fire
Overtime, wages, hiring procedures at heart of negotiations between city, firefighters
"...bargaining session held Wednesday, Aug. 9, Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr briefed Council on what the department has..."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

The Fire Last Time: AFA and City at Impasse
I/O Solutions becomes entangled in latest dispute about AFD's hiring process
"...the Austin Firefighters Association expressly gave [Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae] Kerr flexibility to 'design a process intended to..."

Aug. 9, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...Hodes Group for minority recruitment services at AFD. Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr and Mayor Lee Leffingwell sparred over the..."

April 16, 2010 News Feature

Assistant Chief Aaron Woolverton Cleared at AFD
Woolverton found to have not lied to Civil Service about past accident
"...Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr closed her investigation into charges that Aaron..."

Oct. 20, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Council Members Shine New Light on Fire Department
CMs Alter and Flannigan stoke the flames of AFD negotiations
"...On Aug. 9, AFD Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr presented to Council some of the ways..."

Sept. 1, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Point Austin: Putting Out the Fire
Council-brokered agreement at AFD could be a city breakthrough
"...its predecessors: It brought together Austin Fire Department Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr and Austin Fire Association President Bob Nicks..."

Feb. 13, 2015 News Column by Michael King

AFD and Firefighters Union Broker Hiring Deal
Union and fire chief are still negotiating, but future looks bright
"...Since then, Nicks and Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr have been hashing out the details of..."

Aug. 26, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...Austin Fire Department, as an arbitrator has overruled Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr's decision to pass over a captain for..."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Feature

Top 10 Public-Safety Stories
"...Female Fire Chief On Nov. 20, City Coun­cil confirmed Rhoda Mae Kerr as Austin's first female fire chief. Kerr..."

Jan. 2, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

City Hires New Fire Chief
Recently retired chief in Atlanta moves west
"...Tom Dodds, who's been serving in interim capacity since Rhoda Mae Kerr left for her native Ft. Lauderdale back..."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

James Baker, Marcus Reed Due in Court
Both former firefighters face charges pertaining to sexual assault
"...himself in, but offered no further comment. AFD Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr was similarly mum, suspending the 20-year vet..."

Jan. 12, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Former Firefighter Out on Bond
James Baker facing charges of invasive video recording
"...AFD Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr remains tight-lipped about the situation, only noting..."

Nov. 24, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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