Jamie Henderson has worked his way up the Radcliff Fire Department ladder from a teen volunteer to leading the department as the recently hired fire chief to replace Rick Ledford.
That's two critical hires for the city in the last few months with Jeff Cross being promoted from within the ranks to succeed Donald Bloodworth as police chief.
While Henderson was pulled from the fire department ranks, the city made it an open hiring process. That's the right way to do business. If the best candidate is already on staff, his or her abilities will rise to the top.