Applications are now open for the open Ridgefield fire chief position. \u201cWe have sent out notices that the position is open, and we have received at least one application,\u201d First Selectman Rudy Marconi told The Press on Tuesday, April 11. He said that technically the town has two applications, since interim Chief Jerry Myers is a strong contender. The Board of Selectmen discussed the possibilities at its meeting Wednesday, April 5. Selectmen debated whether to promote from within and give Myers the position, or interview outside applicants before making a decision. \u201cCan\u2019t we just promote him?\u201d asked Selectman Bob Hebert. Selectwoman Maureen Kozlark thought opening up the application process to outside candidates would be more fair. \u201cI still think we should go out and see what\u2019s available. We owe it to the town to do the search,\u201d she said.